Fruit and vegetable growers are being asked to fill in a questionnaire which will help the NFU build up a nationwide picture of the state of the industry. It is expected to illustrate growing labour and energy costs.
Assurance cost study
The European Commission has launched a study into the way that food and farm assurance costs are shared along the supply chain. In the UK, it will examine Assured Produce and potatoes.
Produce World has boosted its organic carrot processing capacity by expanding its Isleham plant. It allows the company to peel carrots on-site, instead of shipping them out for processing elsewhere.