Organic news around the UK

29 May 2020



Land in conversion to organic falls for first time since 2014

29 May 2020

UK had a total area of 485k ha last year

EU plans to cut pesticide use by 50% and boost organic

21 May 2020

New focus on greener farming by 2030

Dairy farm cuts vending machine milk prices to support public

21 April 2020

Its milk prices have been dropped amid Covid-19

Coronavirus: Database helps small-scale farmers deliver to public

21 April 2020

New database provides small producers a lifeline

Covid-19 crisis shows importance of buying British, report says

16 April 2020

Local food supply chain 'never been more crucial'

Wheat field lab provides insights into growing without chemicals

7 April 2020

Second year of Innovative Farmers field lab

Coronavirus: Soil Association Certification freezes annual fee hike

30 March 2020

Annual fee increase frozen in response to Covid-19

Sales of organic eggs enjoying 'double digit growth'

19 March 2020

Sales of organic overall increased 4.5% last year

UK move to organic farming would 'increase emissions'

23 October 2019

It would also reduce food yields, study says

UK public at risk from 'pesticide cocktails', claims report

21 October 2019

It says a quarter of all food consumed contains them

Brexit helpline launched for organic farmers

11 October 2019

Readiness support service for organic businesses

Milk vending machine praised for reconnecting public with farmers

4 October 2019

It also cuts down on food miles and waste

Funding for organic conversion now available in NI

19 August 2019

Financial support available for farmers

Restaurants and retailers 'failing to support' farmers

24 July 2019

28 popular chains and supermarkets were visited

'Traditional family farmers' win Best Organic Farmer award

27 June 2019

Devon farming couple Jo and Tim Budden won the award

Small Ayrshire dairy farm wins top BBC award

14 June 2019

Mossgiel Milk won the 'Future Food Award' for its innovative approach

Farmers aim to grow UK's first viable organic OSR crop

23 May 2019

Organic oilseed rape is 'notoriously difficult' to grow

Organic producer numbers increase but total land area falls

17 May 2019

Total area of land used for organic farming fell by 8.4% in 2018

Certifiers team up to expand markets for organic food production

29 April 2019

Global opportunities for organic food expansion as certifiers unite

'Flexitarians' help drive growth in organic eggs

15 March 2019

'We think organic shoppers are motivated by health and are ahead of the game in managing their diet'

Concern mounts as organic farmers face potential Brexit trade embargo

9 March 2019

The NFU has said it is vital a Brexit deal is agreed as organic farmers face the prospect of a trade embargo if the UK leaves with 'no deal'...

Halal meat can't be labelled organic, EU's top court rules

27 February 2019

Halal and kosher meat cannot be labelled 'organic' as the practices do not place high emphasis on the animals' welfare, the EU's top court h...

West Sussex farmer crowned Organic Dairy Farmer of the Year

18 February 2019

A West Sussex farmer has been crowned National Organic Dairy Farmer of the Year at this year’s British Dairying Cream Awards in Warwickshire...

Farm launches first UK-made 100% grass-fed organic cheddar

12 February 2019

The UK's first grass-fed Pasture for Life organic cheddar has been launched, created by cows that have never eaten any grains or cereals thr...

UK organic market now worth £2.33bn with 5% growth in 2018

7 February 2019

The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion with a 5.3 percent growth in 2018, the highest ever value placed on the organic market. ...

Farmer who diversified into organic seeks new business partner

9 January 2019

A Pembrokeshire farmer who diversified into growing organic crops is seeking a new and younger business partner to work alongside him, and c...

Organic farming has bigger climate impact, study suggests

21 December 2018

Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required, a new study ...

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

23 November 2018

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

Soil Association revises its organic standards following consultation

14 November 2018

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

Brother and sister farming duo win major dairy award

18 October 2018

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