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30th Jul 2020


Producers' views sought on insect protein - last chance to respond

ADAS is seeking producers' views on the feasibility of insect meal as alternative novel protein to that of soybean meal and fishmeal. 

29th Jul 2020


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


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.

28th Jul 2020


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


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


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.

21st Jul 2020


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


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


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. 

16th Jul 2020


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.