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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’.

13th Oct 2020


Members' Area update - NPA autumn webinars

The NPA held two webinars in early October, replacing the usual autumn regional meetings, which had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. 

13th Oct 2020


AHDB regional pig clubs to resume alongside 'virtual' discussion groups

AHDB's regional pig clubs are due to restart over the autumn, while some pig discussion groups in the east of the country are see to resume 'virtually'.

12th Oct 2020


German ASF cases rise as suspected cluster found on island

The number of confirmed cases of ASF in wild boar in Germany has risen to 65 as a potentially significant outbreak has been discovered on an island.

12th Oct 2020


18-month slurry cover extension for some permitted producers

The Environment Agency is extending the deadline for covering slurry stores by 18 months for farms whose slurry/dirty water has less than 1% dry matter. 

9th Oct 2020


Livestock transport survey - members' input needed!

Members are urged to take part in an important survey on livestock transport. 

9th Oct 2020


Businesses can register now for online Export Health Certificates

Businesses can register now for Export Health Certificates (EHC) online, ahead of the end of the Transition Period. 

8th Oct 2020


NPA Election 2021 forum post: 'If ever there was a time... it is now!'

As the nomination window for the 2021 NPA elections opens, allied industry chairman Hugh Crabtree has urged members to 'think hard' about standing.