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Public Inquiry

14/1/02 - Northumberland is the latest county to hold its own public inquiry into FMD and its handling. The Prime Minister, however, continues to reject the idea of a national public inquiry. The EU is making plans for an investigation into FMD and other animal diseases, including controls on meat imports from countries where FMD is prevalent. The committee will also make proposals on vaccination against FMD .

Farmers Weekly website

13/1/02 - The 'Farmers Weekly' website has changed. Links from this site prior to 13/1/02 are no longer valid. You can gain access to the site by typing in "http://www.fwi.co.uk/live/" in the address bar of your browser and following the instructions there.

FMD Judicial Review date set.

The pressure for a public inquiry into the FMD outbreak continues. The date has been set for the judicial review campaigned for by the Western Morning News, Western Mail and and Farmers Weekly. The date set is from the 19th - 22nd February 2002. Pressure to re-open livestock markets also continues.

Personality of the Year

28/12/01. Anthony Gibson has won the Farmers Weekly 'Personality of the Year Award'.

Farming our Future

Reports on the conference 'Farming our Future'.

Market Prices

Facts and figures with comments is back on-line.

Foot and Mouth Disease

24/12/01.The Farmers Weekly (and others) are campaigning to re-open livestock markets. These give a better indication of price trends and fairer valuation of livestock. This campaign is coupled with concern over the 20 day movement ruling and its current implementation.

Devon Enquiry

Devon County Council's public enquiry into the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in the county.

Country Way

The latest edition of 'Country Way' is now available from The Arthur Rank Centre, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warks, CV8 2LZ. At an annual subscription of 7.50 (inc p+p) this is a publication well worth having. Do write and order yours today. You can also subscribe as a present for a friend at 8.00 to include a greetings card.

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