29 October 1999
Collaboration boosts farming — Quin

By FWi staff

COLLABORATIVE marketing can boost farm businesses, particularly those lacking EU support such as pigs, according to junior farm minister Joyce Quin.

“Co-operation helps farmers cut production costs and strengthen their marketing power,” she said at the presentation of the Royal Agricultural Society of Englands National Agricultural Award.

Commenting on the £5 million of marketing aid announced by farm minister Nick Brown in the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday), Ms Quin said:

“We want this aid to bring long lasting and positive changes to sectors such as pigs which have benefited least from the recent aid packages.”

The National Agricultural Award was made last night to Malcolm Isaac, chairman and chief executive of Vitacress Salads of Alresford, Hampshire.