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Seasonal trainees wanted for Kent organic vegetable farm

16 April 2015

We are looking for one or two seasonal workers for our organic farm producing field vegetables, glasshouse salads and vegetable transplants near Canterbury, East Kent.

Support for Organic Farming

15 April 2015

2015 is likely to be a year of change for many farming businesses across Scotland, and some may use the opportunity to reflect and take stock of where they are – and where they want to go next. There are many pressures on modern farmers, not least m...

Record number of Soil Association licensees to attend Natural and Organic Products Europe

14 April 2015

A record number of Soil Association Certification brands will be exhibiting at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe on 19th – 20th April. Over 90 Soil Association certified businesses will be at the show to exhibit the best in organic. The ...

Urgent Notice to all Welsh Organic Farmers: Organic Certificates

14 April 2015

1. All farmers with contracts under the new Glastir Organic Scheme (running from 1st January 2015) will need to submit a copy of their organic certificate to their regional Welsh Government office by the 30th April 2015.

Field Lab – Farm Scale AD: Improving Efficiency and Cutting Costs (Meeting 4), 2 July 2015

14 April 2015

Cream o’Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet This is the last of 4 open meetings looking at small-scale AD in an organic dairy system.

Countryside Stewardship Update

09 April 2015

Natural England have published a Countryside Stewardship update. This provides more information on the new scheme and how farmers can apply to join. The new scheme will include payments for organic maintenance and conversion.

New EU report on neonicotinoids - Soil Association comment

09 April 2015

The EASAC (European Academies’ Science Advisory Council) report on Ecosystem services, agriculture and neonicotinoids, released on Wednesday 8 April has confirmed there is an increasing body of evidence that the widespread use of neonicotinoids has ...

Welsh Government Consultation ‘Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme'

02 April 2015

Up until the 12 December 2014 the Welsh Government proposed a Basic Payment Scheme based on three regions: Moorland, Severely Disadvantaged area (SDA), and Disadvantaged Area (DA) and lowland combined. A judicial hearing was about to question the de...

Identifying sustainability themes for organic agriculture

02 April 2015

Sustainability is increasingly important for organic and non-organic businesses, but the metrics used to measure performance are diverse, ranging from improved energy efficiency (and associated reduced emissions and costs) to improving on-farm biodi...
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