Jim Paice pledged to take the fight for a fair deal for UK pig producers to Europe

Food minister pledges to fight for UK pig industry

By Rick Pendrous

Food and agriculture minister Jim Paice has reassured Britain’s pig producers that the government will fight their corner in Europe. He aims to prevent them being disadvantaged by continental competitors who fail to stop using sow stalls when a partial...

The EU sugar regime is blunting firms' competitiveness, it is claimed

EC plans farm policy revamp to include sugar reform

By Dan Colombini

The future of pricing of agricultural commodities lies in the balance today as the European Commission (EC) announces plans to reform the Common Agricultural Policy, with major reform of the sugar regime expected to feature in the package.

MEP fears 'stupid' DWP decision on Twinings jobless

MEP fears 'stupid' DWP decision on Twinings jobless

By Ben Bouckley

A UK MEP says the government would be "criminally stupid” not to apply for specialist EU support for Twinings workers set to lose their jobs when tea production transfers to Poland.

Showdown of the six

Showdown of the six

By Michelle Knott

It's High Noon for the notorious 'Southampton six' food colourings, reports Michelle Knott

UK crop yields under threat

UK crop yields under threat

By Elaine Watson

EU pesticide proposals could affect feed prices and impact meat and dairy industry

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