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19th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

'Agriculture and food production are critical to the country' - NPA pushing to get farming on to 'key workers' list


The NPA is in discussions with the NFU, other industry bodies and Government about trying to get farmers, farm workers and vets onto a list of ‘key workers’. 

19th Mar 2020

NPANews

Coronavirus - first ever PIG meeting discusses impact on sector


Coronavirus was the main focus of the NPA’s first ever Pig Industry Group (PIG) meeting, bringing together the association’s Producer and Allied Industry groups.

19th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Vets must be covered by Government coronavirus support measures - BVA


The BVA has written to the Government calling for veterinary practices to be included in support measures announced for businesses affected by Covid-19.

19th Mar 2020

NPANews

Coronavirus affecting EU trade in pigs


The coronavirus outbreak is having an unsettling impact on the market for slaughter pigs across Europe due to the closure of borders and falling food service demand.

18th Mar 2020

Prices

Government support for businesses hit by Coronavirus


The Government has announced a series of financial measures that will provide some support to the pig sector through the Coronavirus crisis.

17th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Defra Minister delivers reassuring message on farrowing crates during Commons debate


Farming Minister Victoria Prentis has highlighted the extent to which the Government’s attitude towards farrowing crates is shifting towards the NPA’s position.

16th Mar 2020

HealthWelfare

Meat processors focusing on keeping plants open as Coronavirus spreads


The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has said plants will do all they can to keep open as the impact of coronavirus in the UK grows.

13th Mar 2020

Prices

I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan(s)


The latest SPP has moved up a shade and is now quoted at 163.05p but the German price has already taken a tumble.

12th Mar 2020

Brussels

Urgent action required as farrowing crate debate returns to Commons


A debate on ending ‘the cage age’, which was postponed in the autumn, is now due to take place in the House of Commons on March 16.

12th Mar 2020

Brussels

EFRA ups the ante over import standards


MPs on the Environment, Food and Rural Affair (EFRA) Committee have stepped up the pressure on the Government over import standards.