EU proposal could result in shortage of organic animal feed



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UK organic farmers could struggle to source sufficient volumes of animal feed if proposed changes to EU organic rules go through as they stand.

Last week, the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee voted on amendments to the EU regulations, as the next step in a long process involving the big EU institutions.

According to NFU Deputy President Minette Batters, while some of the amendments voted through could provide greater flexibility to the organic sector, others could leave organic farmers facing ‘substantial challenges in the future’.

The biggest concern is a proposal requiring organic animal to be produced on-farm or sourced from within 150km (93 miles).

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