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11th Oct 2018


Defra commits another £30 million to Countryside Productivity scheme

Defra has committed a further £30 million for further rounds of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme (CPSGS). 

10th Oct 2018


Food production must remain at heart of Agriculture Bill

The Agriculture Bill represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop a coherent farming policy. But food production must be at its heart. 

10th Oct 2018


Future farm support survey - your views needed!

The NPA is urgently seeking members’ views on how the pig industry could benefit from a new farm support system after we leave the EU.

9th Oct 2018


NPA to feature in AHDB-ForFarmers antibiotic roadshows

The NPA's Ed Barker and Georgina Crayford will feature in autumn roadshows looking at how the industry has responded to the antibiotic challenge next month. 

8th Oct 2018


Did soldiers bring African swine fever to Belgium?

The Belgian news media is asking whether soldiers could have brought the African swine fever virus to Belgium. 

8th Oct 2018


RUMA re-states opposition to 'antibiotic free' labels

RUMA has re-stated its opposition to ‘antibiotic-free’, food labels, which it warned risk misleading the public about antibiotic use in livestock. 

8th Oct 2018


Autumn Regional reminder - East Anglia meeting on Tuesday

The NPA's Autumn Regional meeting will take place in Diss on Tuesday night, October 9, with a focus on tail biting. 

6th Oct 2018


A hard road...

Not too many positives as far as the UK pig industry is concerned with the SPP continuing on its downward track losing another 0.47p to stand at 147.21p.

5th Oct 2018


Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year. The winner is...

Congratulations from everyone at the NPA to the deserving winners of the Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year award. 

4th Oct 2018


Forum entry - thoughts on a 'no deal' and sow meat?

In the latest forum entry, David Owers has some queries on the implications of a 'no deal' for the industry and particularly our trade in sow meat.