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

14/09/2018

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

31/08/2018

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

28/08/2018

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

24/08/2018

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

17/08/2018

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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NOCC18 – A celebration of UK food and farming

05/07/2018

  The 2018 edition of National Organic Combinable Crops took place this week. As we all wipe our brows after a very hot but also a very rewarding day at the wonderful Green Acres farm, courtesy of the Lea family in Shropshire, we can look back at what was achieved. And we can look at […]

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Organic’s potential for whole farm improvements to come under focus at largest organic on-farm event

25/06/2018

Opportunities to drive improvements across entire farm operations will come under the spotlight during the UK’s largest organic on-farm event next month. The National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC) conference will bring organic and non-organic growers together to hear the benefits organic systems bring to farm business and the farmed environment.   Held by OF&G at […]

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OF&G & OF&G (Scotland) Privacy Notice

29/05/2018

On 25 May 2018, the way in which we are required to treat your personal data is changing, as a result of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We take your privacy very seriously. Please read our privacy notice below or download it HERE.  It contains important information on how and why we collect, store, […]

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