1645: AgriChatUK - "Levy Boards" discussion 29/11/12

The aim of AgriChatUK is to give everyone involved in agriculture a place to share ideas, discuss pressing rural issues, debate hot topics and connect with people in the industry who may not otherwise be easily accessible. It is a weekly 2 hour discussion session, in the form of a Q&A, held every Thursday

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There was good support for the work of the levy boards, particularly when it came to research, technical knowledge transfer and promoting products abroad. Some organic producers felt that their levy didn't produce sufficient payback especially in the cereals and horticultural sectors but the boards defended their work and insisted that organic levy-payers were getting value. There were calls for more transparency and accountability, for members of Boards to be elected and for all meeting minutes of the Boards to be published. The final word goes to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board who tweeted: "How to get the most out of the levy boards? Get involved in our work."

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