EC to discuss private storage for pigmeat today (Tuesday)

The proposed opening of private storage measures for pork products is due to be put to the European Commission (EC) committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets at its meeting today, Tuesday, February 24.

The planned storage move was announced on Sunday at the Paris agricultural show by EC farm commissioner, Phil Hogan, drawing an immediate and positive response from French farm minister, Stéphane Le Foll.

The French minister, who had requested the measure alongside several of European counterparts, said the development would “counter the negative effects of the current Russian ban on pork”.

Commissioner Hogan said he was conscious of the difficulties faced by pig farmers, particularly resulting from the Russian ban. 

He also agreed that the sector needed support, which was why the opening of private storage for pigmeat was now proposed. 

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