Farming supply chain ‘is not working’ as summit urges action

Farming union leaders have welcomed the UK farm ministers’ acknowledgement that the supply chain is not working and that urgent measures are required to address the immediate farming crisis.
At a meeting yesterday, there was recognition that this is not just a crisis in the dairy sector but is impacting most farmers across the board with the lamb sector also being particularly hard hit. The meeting of the UK farm ministers, held at Defra’s office in London was also attended by the Presidents of the NFU, NFU Scotland, NFU Cymru and Ulster Farmers Union. A series of actions were agreed which retailers and the food service sector should commit to urgently. These include; clearer country of origin labelling; clarity on sourcing policies; better, more consistent promotion of British food and, from the government, delivery of its public procurement food policy. Read more

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