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29th Jul 2020

NPANews

Farrowing crates update


The NPA's Rebecca Veale has posted an update on the future of farrowing crates in the Members Area. 

29th Jul 2020

Westminster

National Food Strategy sets out measures to protect UK food standards - NPA reaction


The first part of National Food Strategy has set out the steps the Government should take to protect food standards under future trade deals.

29th Jul 2020

NPANews

Members Area alert - animal rights activity


We have posted an update in the Members' Area on the animal rights activity targeting the farming sector.  

28th Jul 2020

Environment

No greening requirement in England from next year


Defra has confirmed that greening requirements will be dropped in England next year, as the agricultural transition commences. 

27th Jul 2020

Brussels

Ed highlights dangers of US trade deal in Sunday Times article


NPA senior policy adviser Ed Barker is quoted in the Sunday Times warning about the potential 'real danger' to UK pig farming from a US trade deal.

27th Jul 2020

Environment

Defra director under police investigation over allegations of wild boar and deer release


Defra director Ben Goldsmith is being investigated by the police over allegations concerning the release of deer and wild boar around his farm in Somerset.

24th Jul 2020

Prices

Like A Rolling Stone


Although the latest SPP has nudged up by a further 0.25p to stand at 165.61p, this is probably the only plus point of the day.

21st Jul 2020

Prices

Porkwatch survey highlights increased interest in British pork during lockdown


The first Porkwatch survey since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK highlights a general increase in the proportion of British pork products on retailers’ shelves.

20th Jul 2020

NPANews

Number of farm fatalities falls, but agriculture remains the most dangerous sector to work in


The number of people killed in accidents on farms showed a welcome drop last year, although agriculture still the poorest safety record of all sectors.

20th Jul 2020

NPANews

Public backing of British farmers reaches record high


Support for British food and farming has reached a record high as a result of farmers’ efforts to keep the nation fed throughout the coronavirus pandemic.