Thursday, 1 June, 2000

CEREAL and oilseed levies paid by farmers to fund the Home-Grown Cereals Authority remain unchanged this year.

Cereal growers will pay 40p/t, oilseed growers 65p/t.

The former, together with levies paid by merchants and processors, is expected to raise 9.45m to fund a range of HGCA activities, including research and development and market intelligence.

The oilseed levy should raise about 924,000.