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Autumn - watch out for liver fluke in your animals

28 September 2015

Sara Ogborne, Certification Officer within the Producer Certification team, tells us more about this dreaded parasite and what you can do to manage its impact.

Organic News - Jamie Oliver votes for organic

25 September 2015

ORGANIC Jamie Oliver votes for organic In his new book, Everyday Superfood, Jamie Oliver has championed organic food. In this extract that features on his website, he says that rather than being an unaffordable luxury, organic is just another word f...

Breeding for Blight-Resistance in Organic Potatoes (incl. Tattie Tasting!), 16th November

24 September 2015

11am - 3pm, Black Isle A half-day event looking at blight-resistant organic potato varieties, with a chance to taste the results.

No early basic payments

23 September 2015

After rumours that there could be early payments or advances made of the Basic payment to help with easing the cash flow difficulties being experienced on many UK farms it is not going to happen. RPA England, Welsh Government, Scottish Government an...

Sign the petition - Universal Infant Free School Meals is under threat

22 September 2015

Three years ago, our Food for Life programme formed part of the expert panel that put together the School Food Plan . As part of the preparation, the panel read lots of research, visited more than 60 schools and spoke to hundreds of teachers and pup...

Organic News - Organic market on the rise

18 September 2015

ORGANIC Organic market on the rise At the Soil Association's annual Trade Briefing on the 15th September, it was revealed that organic food and drink sales in the UK rose by 3% during the year ending 15 August 2015. Total sales are at £1.3 billion -...

Growth in organic sales doubles presenting new opportunities for brands and retailers

15 September 2015

New figures released from the Soil Association today reveal steady growth in organic sales since August 2014 whilst sales of non-organic continue to fall (Nielsen, 52 weeks to 15 August 2015). Sales continue to outperform non-organic and the number ...

Soil Association Forestry Celebrates FSC Friday in Bristol's Bearpit

15 September 2015

In celebration of FSC Friday, the Soil Association’s Forestry team will be in the Bearpit to raise awareness on the importance of responsible forestry. On Friday 25 September between 10am and 3pm, the team will be explaining how we can create a bett...

Government promise to cut red tape, with your help

14 September 2015

Business secretary Sajid Javid has said his department will review not only the rules and regulations that dominate the farming sector but the way they are enforced, and is appealing to farmers to contact them with ideas.
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