Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Pork promise

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Government says it has heard the cries of pig farmers who can’t get their meat sold due to cheaper imports, and some action may be coming.

Acting Minister of Agriculture Dwight Sutherland said yesterday that if he and other Government agencies got their way, the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) would be the only agency allowed to trade pork products.

That was one of the ideas he said would be put before Cabinet within the next two weeks, as the administration looked to regulate the sector and ease numerous pig farmers who lamented being left with unsold pork on their hands.

“The cry of farmers not being able to get their produce to market is a cause for concern and like I said, there needs to be some level of protection through the international trade law system, the World Trade Organisation, that allows our industry to flourish.” (TG)

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