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17th Nov 2021


Levy payer vote on AHDB priorities proposed for the spring

Levy payers will be able to vote on the priorities of the AHDB sector levy bodies in the spring, under new proposals unveiled today. 

16th Nov 2021


Private Storage Aid and Slaughter Incentive Payment schemes open - Defra guidance

Defra has published details of the Private Storage Aid and Slaughter Incentive Payment schemes, which open today. 

16th Nov 2021


Continental producers going from boom to bust — but Brussels resists market intervention

A plea by 13 countries for market intervention to help the European Union’s ailing pig sector has been rebuffed by Brussels.

16th Nov 2021


Germany confirms African swine fever in finishing pigs in new location

African swine fever (ASF) has been detected in domestic pigs in a new part of Germany, in a serious blow to the counrty's pig sector. 

15th Nov 2021


NPA urges Defra Secretary to ensure support package doesn't further damage producers

The NPA has called on George Eustice to ensure the Government’s pig industry support package delivers on its key aim of easing the pig backlog on farms.

15th Nov 2021


Members' Area - Defra updates WATOK advice

Defra has updated its WATOK licence advice, including for slaughter or killing outside of an FSA-approved slaughterhouse.

12th Nov 2021


Pig producers suffered further big losses during Q3, despite higher prices

Pig producers continued to suffer significant losses in the third quarter of this year, despite rising pig prices. 

11th Nov 2021


Environment Agency responds to MPs' calls for clarity over Farming Rules for Water

The EA has responded to a request from MPs for clarity on its interpretation of rules on the spreading of organic manure by farmers this autumn.

10th Nov 2021


#BiteIntoBritish message continues to spread on social media

The #BiteIntoBritish message continues to spread on social media, highlighting the many benefits of putting British food on your plate.  

9th Nov 2021


UK supply chain commits to cut deforestation in soya sourcing by 2025

UK industry leaders from 27 major businesses have committed to cutting deforestation and habitat destruction out of UK soy supply chains by 2025.