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23 November 2018 | News,Organic,Produce

The UK organic sector is “well behind” its counterparts in Europe and must now “unite” to capitalise on the growth of organic food. Delegates of th...

UK organic sector 'well behind' its counterparts, calls for unity

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14 November 2018 | Animal Health,News,Organic,Renewables and Environment

The Soil Association has revised its organic standards to make them "strengthened" and "more straightforward" for farmers. It follows a major revie...

Soil Association revises its organic standards following consultation

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18 October 2018 | Dairy,News,Organic,Shows and Events

A Hertfordshire brother and sister farming partnership have been awarded a dairy cooperative's Farm of the Year award. Daniel and Claire Howlett of...

Brother and sister farming duo win major dairy award

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8 October 2018 | Government,News,Organic,Produce

Organic trade bodies are calling for a "clear contingency plan" to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event of a ‘no dea...

Organic trade bodies call for 'clear contingency plan' after Brexit

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31 August 2018 | Appointments,News,Organic

Tributes have flooded in following the death of Norfolk farmer and sustainable farming campaigner, Lord Peter Melchett, who has died aged 71. Lord ...

Sustainable farming campaigner Lord Peter Melchett dies aged 71

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29 August 2018 | Dairy,News,Organic,Produce

Dairy and fresh produce sales have helped organic food sales grow by 4 percent in 2018, new figures show. The figures, over 12 months ending June 2...

Dairy and fresh produce helps grow organic food sales by 4%

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28 August 2018 | Government,News,Organic,Produce

An organic certification body has warned that a no-deal Brexit risks the continuation of organic food exports to the EU, which will then be forced to ...

Organic food exports 'at mercy of EU direction' after no-deal Brexit

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28 August 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Organic

An organic dairy farm in Somerset is under fire after undercover footage released shows workers abusing livestock. The shocking scenes were filmed ...

Organic dairy farm under fire following release of undercover footage

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24 August 2018 | Finance,News,Organic

A major research charity has opened its second round of interest-free loans ranging from £5,000 to £25,000 to small-scale organic farmers and business...

Organic charity opens second round of interest-free loans for farmers

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23 August 2018 | Government,News,Organic

A technical notice has been released on organic farming which suggests that the trade of organic agri-food products would face a cliff edge situation ...

UK organic farm trade to face cliff edge situation after 'no deal' Brexit

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21 August 2018 | News,Organic,Renewables and Environment

The UK is lagging behind developing countries in the process of making agriculture more sustainable, according to a new global assessment. The rese...

UK farming 'lagging behind' in race to be more sustainable

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16 August 2018 | Meat,News,Organic,Produce

A farm has made history by constructing the UK's first drive-thru offering on-the-go consumers the estate's organic meat. Rhug Estate, situated nea...

UK's first farm drive-thru opens to on-the-go consumers

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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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