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Big Opportunity for UK Organic ……


…. but development of new UK Agricultural Policy will be critical. Press release issued jointly by: The Organic Research Centre (ORC), OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers), the Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the Soil Association. British consumers are increasingly moving towards organic food but the industry must work together to capitalise on the full growth […]

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Opportunites for growth to be discussed at UK Organic Congress


   ‘Going for growth’ is the theme of this year’s UK Organic Congress being held at Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby on 15 and 16 November 2018. A joint initiative founded by leading organic organisations including OF&G (Organic Farmers and Growers), the Soil Association and the Organic Research Centre (ORC), the event will see key industry […]

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New Agriculture Bill offers promise but lacks details says OF&G


In response to the release of the new Agricultural Bill, the licensing body for over half the organic land in the UK, OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers), says while the plans set-out some positive measures for organic producers, more detail is urgently needed. “OF&G welcomes aspects of the new Agriculture Bill, particularly the shift from […]

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Tribute to Peter Melchett


At OF&G we were very saddened to learn today of the death of Peter Melchett. Peter moved through his life with equanimity whether he was walking the corridors of Westminster Palace or striding across the fields of his own farm or indeed striding across the fields of research farms during his long career as an […]

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Coalition Agriculture Bill letter to the Prime Minister August 2018


Today (28 August 2018) over 50 civil society groups sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister expressing strong support for the groundbreaking concept of paying farmers on the basis of providing public good outcomes including environmental, public health and animal welfare. Roger Kerr, on  behalf of OF&G, is one of the signatories. Dear Prime […]

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Organic food exports at mercy of EU discretion after no-deal Brexit


The organic certification body OF&G has warned that a no-deal Brexit risks the continuation of organic food exports to the EU relying on interim reciprocal and discretionary trading arrangements. The news comes in response to a government paper outlining the implications of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit scenario. CEO of OF&G (Organic Farmers and Growers) Roger Kerr […]

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UK Organic Congress 2018


15 – 16 November 2018 Going for Growth – Transforming organic food and farming in the UK. Location: Dunchurch Park Hotel, near Rugby The UK Organic Congress 2018 is a unique event organised jointly by leading organic organisations, including the Organic Research Centre, Landworkers’ Alliance, Organic Arable, Organic Farmers & Growers, Organic Growers Alliance, Organic […]

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