Cereals and OSR levies remain unchanged

The annual cereal and oilseed levies paid by growers and processors under the Home Grown Cereals Authority Levy Scheme will remain unchanged next season, DEFRA announced this week.


Rates applying from 1 July 2006, to 30 June 2007, will see cereal growers pay 40p/t sold into intervention directly or through an intermediary.


Dealers will pay 43.3p/t purchased direct from growers (includes a sum equal to the cereals grower contribution).


Oilseed growers will pay 65p/t sold by growers.


In all cases, under the terms of the levy scheme, all buyers (including other farmers purchasing directly as an alternative to buying from a merchant) are required to register with the HGCA and collect the levy.

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