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Paid vacancies at Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm, Fife

15 January 2015

Pillars of Hercules are seeking two skilled and motivated seasonal workers to help in all areas of farm work for the 2015 growing season, early April – mid October.

Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Management & Creation, Wednesday 4th February, 12.30 – 4pm

08 January 2015

Bankhead Farm, near Broxburn, West Lothian A practical on-farm afternoon looking at options, issues and potential business benefits of managing farm woodlands.

Farmers urged to plant trees and prevent erosion of profits

08 January 2015

Farmers are being encouraged to plant trees on their land to prevent one of their most precious assets being washed or blown away. On average 2.2m tonnes of topsoil are eroded annually in the UK, which costs an estimated £200million a year to the in...

Cattle, Kale & Other Forage Crops, Tuesday 17th February 2015, 11.30am – 3pm, Selkirk

08 January 2015

A practical on-farm visit looking at the key requirements for out wintering cattle on forage crops.

Comment on the review of the EU Organic Regulation

18 December 2014

Helen Browning, Soil Association chief executive, said: “We are pleased that following a recent Agricultural Council meeting, the Council and the EU Commission now appear to share a common view on the direction of work around the ongoing review of t...

Comment on the proposal to exclude support for organic conversion and maintenance from the RDP for Northern Ireland

16 December 2014

Liz Bowles, head of farming at the Soil Association, said: “We are very disappointed that the proposed Rural Development Programme will fail to support Northern Ireland’s organic farmers.

Cheap food is no longer affordable as the cost of antibiotic resistance is forecast to soar, says the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

11 December 2014

The devastating human and economic impact of rising antimicrobial resistance forecast by a new government-commissioned report, shows that much more urgent action is needed to reduce antibiotic use in all sectors, including farming, according to the ...

One million meals: the Soil Association is transforming UK catering

10 December 2014

Today, we’re celebrating a land mark achievement – one million meals are served each work day in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to our Food for Life Catering Mark standards.

One million meals: hitting the Mark for freshness, sustainability, and quality

10 December 2014

“Reaching one million daily Catering Mark meals is a hugely positive sign…Massive credit to all the caterers and suppliers who are already working hard every day to serve up great quality, delicious, nutritious food. Whether it’s in a hospital, scho...

One million meals: putting organic, local, British and Farm Assured produce on the table

10 December 2014

Today (10 December) the Soil Association celebrates a landmark achievement, with one million high quality meals being served each workday in schools, universities, nurseries, workplaces, hospitals, care homes and restaurants across the UK [1]. The S...
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