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2 August 2018 | Dairy,Government,News,Organic

The largest UK organic dairy co-operative has said it is "optimistic" about the direction of EU and UK trade negotiations. The Organic Milk Supplie...

UK dairy co-operative 'optimistic' about Brexit trade talks with EU

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6 July 2018 | News,Organic

The organic sector has been urged to change the way it engages with farmers and consumers if the opportunities offered by the sector are to be taken m...

Organic sector told to stop 'comparing and criticising' other production systems

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A research group is looking at ways to move farmers away from using potentially-damaging plastic, which could be affecting the soil and plants it touc...

Scientists look at ways farmers can move away from 'damaging' plastic

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Latest figures released by Defra show the number of producers farming organically increased by almost 2% in 2017 - the first increase in at least six ...

Number of organic farmers rises by almost 2 percent in 2017

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20 April 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Feed and Forage,News,Organic

The demand for organic animal feed is increasing, with a new report revealing that demand significantly outstrips supply. The Soil Association’s Or...

Rising demand for organic feed presents opportunities for arable farming

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3 April 2018 | News,Organic,Produce,Renewables and Environment

An organic farm in Denbighshire has been given a Royal Warrant to supply organic meat to Prince Charles' households. The Rhug Estate, near Corwen, ...

Royal Warrant granted to Rhug Estate Organic Farm

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15 March 2018 | Government,News,Organic

The UK is "lagging behind" its major European competitors in the development of organic food and farming, according to an organic organisation. The...

UK 'lagging behind' competitors in development of organic farming

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6 March 2018 | Finance,News,Organic

The UK’s leading research charity has been awarded two new research projects by Defra to gather evidence on organic farming. Both projects, by the ...

Defra project investigates how organic can help make UK farming a world leader

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5 March 2018 | Government,News,Organic,Produce

A new report has called on the Government to embrace organic farming in the wake of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. The re...

Report calls on government to embrace organic farming after Brexit

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26 February 2018 | News,Organic,Produce

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of organic-food checks in the EU, and will seek to assess if produce listed organic is truly so....

EU to conduct organic food checks to see if consumer confidence has risen

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8 February 2018 | Market Reports,News,Organic,Produce,Supermarkets

The UK organic market has seen a 6 percent growth during 2017 and is now worth more than ever before, at £2.2bn. Launched this week, the Soil Assoc...

UK organic market worth £2.2bn sees 6 percent growth during 2017

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8 February 2018 | Dairy,Market Reports,News,Organic,Produce,Supermarkets

The UK's largest dairy co-operative Arla Foods has announced it will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies in a bid to increase "greater choice" in organic to co...

Arla Foods to acquire Yeo Valley Dairies to give consumers 'greater choice'

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7 February 2018 | Government,News,Organic,Produce

The public benefits offered to the UK by organic agriculture need to be "properly recognised and rewarded" by government post-Brexit, according to an ...

Organic farming must be 'properly recognised and rewarded', UK certifier urges

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5 February 2018 | Government,News,Organic,Produce,Products

France has announced that at least half of all food bought by the public sector must be organic or locally produced. Reported in Politico, the Fren...

France to make half of all food in public sector organic or local by 2022

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2 February 2018 | Feed and Forage,Forestry,News,Organic,Pigs,Poultry

A new EU-funded project has been launched to help organic pig and poultry farms achieve the goal of 100 percent use of local organic feed. Research...

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feed

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22 January 2018 | Appointments,News,Organic

A research centre is looking for an "inspirational" share-farmer partner to manage an eighty hectare farm in Berkshire. The Organic Research Centre...

Farmer sought to manage 80ha organic research farm

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22 January 2018 | Dairy,News,Organic,Shows and Events

The organic milk sector has seen an increase in popularity and recognition, but can this all be maintained and is future growth on the cards? The s...

Organic milk sector sees huge rise in popularity, but can it be maintained?

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15 January 2018 | Market Reports,News,Organic

The area of land dedicated to organic farming in Europe has continued to grow steadily, but the UK is the only Member State to show a decrease. Acc...

UK only country in EU to show decrease in organic farming

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2 January 2018 | Government,Market Reports,News,Organic,Produce

Brexit uncertainty and the 'superfood' craze could result in more farmers switching their attention towards organic production. Malcolm Taylor, lan...

Brexit uncertainty and 'superfood' craze could lead to increase in organic farming

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8 December 2017 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Organic

A leading research charity is inviting farmers to participate in a new project which is investigating how to maximise the performance of crop mixtures...

Farmers invited to take part in diverse cropping project to increase yields

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4 December 2017 | Feed and Forage,News,NFU,Organic,Pigs,Poultry

The decision to extend two derogations for organic pig and poultry for a further 12 months will provide "much-needed certainty" for the industry, farm...

Organic derogation extension will provide 'much needed relief' for farmers

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27 November 2017 | Dairy,News,Organic

Two leading organic companies have today announced the launch of their new joint business identity ‘The British Organic Dairy Company.’ The collabo...

Two leading organic companies form 'British Organic Dairy Company'

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A new report has cautioned that less than half of the UK's fruit and veg is homegrown, and that 90 per cent of it is picked by EU-born workers. It ...

Less than half of UK's fruit and veg is homegrown, report warns

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11 October 2017 | Dairy,News,Organic,Shows and Events

A Scottish dairy farming family have been crowned Farm of the Year at the annual Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) conference. Dairy farme...

Scottish organic dairy farm wins Farm of the Year

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11 October 2017 | Government,News,Organic

The Soil Association has released a report looking into the possibility of an uncertain future for the organic market in the face of Brexit. Accord...

Organic farming looks to possibility of uncertain future in new report

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