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22nd Oct 2020


RABI launches new community and counselling service

RABI has launched a new wellbeing community and counselling service initiative as part of it evolving strategy to reach more farming people.

22nd Oct 2020


Important information on new import notification system

Defra has published mportant information about the new imports system that will be used to notify of consignments of animals and food products coming into Great Britain. 

21st Oct 2020


House of Lords reinstates import standards controls to Agriculture Bill

Peers have reinserted powers to the Agriculture Bill intended to protect UK farmers and consumers from imports produced to standards not permitted in the UK. 

20th Oct 2020


Germany pursues regionalised approach to Asian export ASF bans

Germany's Agriculture Minister said she has received ‘cautious, positive signals’ over a resumption of exports to some Asian destinations. 

16th Oct 2020


Prepare for a No Deal, says PM

Boris Johnson has urged the UK to 'get ready' for a No Deal Exit from the EU in two-and-a-half months from now. 

16th Oct 2020


Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye

Another tough week ahead as far as pig trading is concerned and, although the latest German price stood on for another week quoted at 1.27 EUR.

15th Oct 2020


FSA publishes guidance on new health marks

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published long-awaited guidance on the new health marks that will be required from the start of next year. 

15th Oct 2020


Members' Area updates - tax simplification meeting and planning deadline relaxation

The Government is allowing extra time for planning permissions that have run out, in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19.

14th Oct 2020


The first NPA election nominations are in!

We have the first nominations for the 2021 NPA elections - and they are both from the allied industries. 

13th Oct 2020


A 'massive missed opportunity' - Government stance on import standards leaves pig sector exposed

The NPA has described the Government’s decision to reject key amendments to the Agriculture Bill intended to protect import standards as a ‘massive missed opportunity’.