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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.

An intro to Organic Maintenance & Conversion - Scotland

16 April 2015

Introduction Any land in Scotland that is eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme is also eligible for organic conversion and maintenance options. Proposed conversion payments rates have been increased across every land type, and fully organic and in-...

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.

Best Soil in Show 2015: ready, steady, dig! Closing date extended: now 20th April

13 April 2015

As part of the International Year of the Soil 2015, the James Hutton Institute is again joining forces with the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) and new partner Soil Association Scotland in a quest to highlight the Best Soil in Sh...

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 ...
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