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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. 

17th Jul 2020

Prices

Goin' Down


After a period of steadily rising UK pig meat prices, signs are emerging that this sector may be on a slippery slope.

16th Jul 2020

NPANews

Just two days left to nominate your Allied Industry Member of the Year!


NPA producer members have until the end of this week to nominate a company for the 2020 NPA Allied Industry Member of the Year Award. 

16th Jul 2020

NPANews

COVID-hit Tonnies plant in Germany to partially re-open


There could be some relief soon from the fallout of the closure of the huge Tönnies pork processing plant in Germany. 

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