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Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme puts farmers in the driving seat to research low-input methods

09 January 2014

Since launching in 2012, the Soil Association-led Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme has supported close to 2,000 organic and non-organic farmers to find solutions to common agricultural problems through innovative research into organic and lo...

BBC Food and Farming Awards 2014

09 January 2014

Just launched, nominations are now open for this year's Food and Farming Awards. The Awards celebrate the best of British food and those companies and individuals who grow, make and supply it.

Comment: The Soil Association welcomes government backing innovation in agriculture

09 January 2014

Comment: The Soil Association welcomes government backing innovation in agriculture but real challenge is to make sure Agri-tech strategy supports working farmers Speaking in response to Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman’s comments at the 2014 Oxford Fa...

Press comment: Response to Free School Meals Announcement in Scotland

07 January 2014

Director Soil Association Scotland, Laura Stewart said:

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, commenting on Owen Paterson’s speech at the Oxford Farming Conference 2014

07 January 2014

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, commenting on Owen Paterson’s speech at the Oxford Farming Conference 2014: "The Soil Association strongly supports Owen Paterson's desire to see more food produced in the UK, where it can be. We loo...

Press comment: Soil Association director of innovation, comments on Peter Kendall's speech at the Oxford Farming conference

07 January 2014

Tom MacMillan, Soil Association director of innovation, commenting on Peter Kendall's speech at the Oxford Farming conference: "We believe that public support for CAP funding will only be sustained if the public see the money delivering real benefit...

Comment: CAP Announcement

23 December 2013

Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy comments:

Farmers, Water and Woodland, Thursday 27th February, Ayr

19 December 2013

A day looking at practical solutions for reducing diffuse pollution, planting trees to protect water courses and highlighting successful practical projects.

CAP Consultations: out now!

19 December 2013

Scottish Government has recently launched two new consultations. We will be working on responses and welcome any initial thoughts by email or phone by 15th January if possible. Please contact Laura at LStewart@soilassociation.org or 07762 601 979. -...

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass, Thursday 20th February, Inverurie

10 December 2013

A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the RHI and an introduction to the Woodland Trust...
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