Farmers urged to fill in levy payer survey

Levy board payers are being urged to fill in an on-line survey about what they want from the new agricultural and horticultural levy board.

The online survey is part of a wider “Fresh Start” exercise that aims to identify the needs of levy payers and consider how these needs can be best met in the new organisation which will operate from April 2008.

Chair designate of the board John Bridge said: “It is important that the new organisation provides services that meet the needs of farmers, growers and other levy payers.

“In order to achieve this we will need the input of levy payers and that is why we have set up an open channel and I encourage all levy payers to contribute their views.”

There are two questionnaires to enable both producers and processors to input into the Levy Board Fresh Start exercise, they can be found at:


The survey will be available until the end of November, takes about 15 minutes to complete and is totally confidential.