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Recommended Grass and Clover Lists 2010 now available

29 April 2010

The Soil Association is distributing copies of the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists 2010 to its members.

"Sometimes you need to rock the boat": read the Talking Point

23 April 2010

Read Phil Stocker's latest comment on criticisms from some in the farming community over the 'tone' of the Soil Association's recent report, Telling Porkies: The big fat lie about doubling food production ... Find out more

Farmers being challenged on their environmental performance

23 April 2010

A new survey released by Farming Futures – a collaborative project between the farming industry, Forum for the Future and Defra which helps farmers respond to climate change - reveals that one in four farmers have noticed increased interest from cust...

Small farmers could pay higher levy on saved seed

16 April 2010

New EU proposals could force small farmers to pay higher royalties on farm saved seed, the Soil Association has warned.

Looking to supply Scotland's schools?

16 April 2010

Soil Association Scotland is updating the Food for Life Scotland sourcing document.

School farmers’ markets project announced

16 April 2010

The Soil Association, in partnership with the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust (MWFLT), has been successful in securing Leader funding to establish farmers' markets in school playgrounds across Shropshire and Flintshire.

New five-year animal welfare project announced

16 April 2010

A ground-breaking project will secure the wellbeing of millions of farm animals in the UK.

Free seed sample with Organic Farming magazine

13 April 2010

The spring issue of Organic Farming magazine - the UK's leading journal on organic food and farming - is out this week.

Optimum manure management

10 March 2010

This course was delivered on 10 March 2010 at Auchincruive and 5 May 2010 at New Deer. The technical session in the morning included presentations from SAC & SGRPID. They looked at storage & handling, when, where and how much to apply, putting a nut...

Manufacturers withdraw cypermethrin sheep dips

08 March 2010

The manufacturers of three cypermethrin sheep dips have voluntarily withdrawn their marketing authorisations for their products.
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