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23rd Feb 2022


Minette Batters re-elected as NFU president as new face joins team

Minette Batters has been re-elected as NFU president, meaning the Wiltshire farmer will now serve a third two-year term. 

23rd Feb 2022


Eustice sets out details of funding streams available under Animal Health and Welfare Pathway

George Eustice has set out more details of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway, including fully-funded annual vet visits and grants.

22nd Feb 2022


Irish Agriculture Minister announces €7m pig support package

Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue has unveiled a €7 million support package for Ireland's pig producers. 

22nd Feb 2022


'An utter disgrace and a disaster' - Batters hits out at Government over pig industry crisis

NFU president Minette Batters will today highlight the flaws in Government policy that have caused the 'disastrous' pig industry crisis. 

22nd Feb 2022


New reporting requirements for permitted producers to come into force in the spring

New environmental reporting requirements for permitted pig producers will come into force in the spring, according to AHDB. 

21st Feb 2022


Defra sets out plans for slurry investment grants

Defra has set out its plans to support farmers in England wishing to invest in new slurry systems. 

18th Feb 2022


Much-needed boost for pig industry as Defra agrees key change to slaughter scheme

In the first tangible benefit to come out of last week’s pig industry crisis summit, Defra has announced an important change to SIPS.

17th Feb 2022


'We are going to keep fighting" - BBC documentary charts Morgan family pig crisis struggles

An excellent BBC documentary, broadcast last night, has shed light onto the harsh realities of living through the pig industry crisis.  

16th Feb 2022


Support available for UK and EU pig farmers, as Defra rejects calls for compensation in England

As Defra refuses to consider compensation for struggling pig farmers in England, here is a round-up of support made available elsewhere.

15th Feb 2022


Let's keep up the pressure - write to your MP!

Further to the Defra summit last week, it is vital that we use every avenue to ensure that the plan to tackle the backlog is implemented urgently.