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1338: Andersons Agribrief Bulletin – July 2011

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Despite heavy discounting of retail milk supermarkets have kept their percentage share of the total margin, farmers’ share rose but the processors‘ share has been squeezed. The May farm milk price was down on April but 2.71ppl up on last year. The inspection regime for dairy hygiene has been simplified - hopefully an early sign of the wider adoption of the MacDonald report into farm regulation. Average producers are losing £6.60 per pig because of ‘stuck’ prices. The potato genome has been decoded. The European Parliament had voted through proposals to make it easier for countries to ban genetic modification.

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