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Minimum organic grass seed content to remain at 65% until December 2013

30 April 2012

The European Commission and Defra have agreed to continue allowing forage seed mixes containing a percentage of non-organic seed to be used without the need of a seed derogation before use.

Low carbon farming event - Practical measures to reduce farm emissions

25 April 2012

The 2012 programme of low carbon farming events took off with a one day event held in Sydling, near Dorchester. A well attended day, packed with interesting talks and a great farm tour of Sydling Brook Estate.

Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 2012

24 April 2012

2012 Awards now open for entries!

2012 Farmers Weekly Awards

19 April 2012

There is still time to get in your entry for the 2012 Farmers Weekly awards – or nominate a friend or colleague who you think would make a worthy winner. There are 15 categories covering all sectors of the industry – from dairy to diversification an...

Deadline Approaches - Air your views on CAP reform. Consultation ends 24th April.

13 April 2012

An online consultation has been set up to allow you to have your say on the European Commission’s proposals for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Food processing and wine consultation

13 April 2012

Have your say in our Spring 2012 standards consultation. We would like to hear your views on the proposed changes to our standards for food processing and wine.

Essential Building Blocks: Soil & Grass Event. Thursday 24th May, Jedburgh

12 April 2012

A practical day looking at soil management for optimum grassland productivity; grassland and clover establishment and management, including choice of grass and clover species; and making best use of manures.

Rural food and farming business adopts e-commerce as a vital life-line during recession

11 April 2012

Peelham Farm Produce, an organic farm and food business based in the Scottish Borders which produces and sells quality organic meat products, has fully embraced e-commerce as a significant part of its policy to build resilience during the economic d...

Herculean Easter Hunt Sunday 8th April

30 March 2012

The Famous Herculean Easter Hunt, where you collect natural things at different points around the trail, there will also be egg painting & a chance to feed the hens. Delicious farm fresh organic food available at the award winning farm shop & cafe.
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