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20th Oct 2020


Germany pursues regionalised approach to Asian export ASF bans

Germany's Agriculture Minister said she has received ‘cautious, positive signals’ over a resumption of exports to some Asian destinations. 

16th Oct 2020


Prepare for a No Deal, says PM

Boris Johnson has urged the UK to 'get ready' for a No Deal Exit from the EU in two-and-a-half months from now. 

15th Oct 2020


FSA publishes guidance on new health marks

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published long-awaited guidance on the new health marks that will be required from the start of next year. 

15th Oct 2020


Members' Area updates - tax simplification meeting and planning deadline relaxation

The Government is allowing extra time for planning permissions that have run out, in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19.

14th Oct 2020


The first NPA election nominations are in!

We have the first nominations for the 2021 NPA elections - and they are both from the allied industries. 

13th Oct 2020


A 'massive missed opportunity' - Government stance on import standards leaves pig sector exposed

The NPA has described the Government’s decision to reject key amendments to the Agriculture Bill intended to protect import standards as a ‘massive missed opportunity’.

13th Oct 2020


AHDB regional pig clubs to resume alongside 'virtual' discussion groups

AHDB's regional pig clubs are due to restart over the autumn, while some pig discussion groups in the east of the country are see to resume 'virtually'.

12th Oct 2020


German ASF cases rise as suspected cluster found on island

The number of confirmed cases of ASF in wild boar in Germany has risen to 65 as a potentially significant outbreak has been discovered on an island.

12th Oct 2020


18-month slurry cover extension for some permitted producers

The Environment Agency is extending the deadline for covering slurry stores by 18 months for farms whose slurry/dirty water has less than 1% dry matter. 

9th Oct 2020


Livestock transport survey - members' input needed!

Members are urged to take part in an important survey on livestock transport.