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Driving growth through innovation at NOCC 2017: Get your tickets now

29/06/2017

National Organic Combinable Crops 2017 The OF&G annual farming event. Growers keen to drive growth in their businesses through innovative practices and technology can learn about some of the latest developments in crop production at this year’s largest UK organic on-farm event. The National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC) conference will see organic and non-organic farmers, […]

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Glyphosate ban should not damage UK farming, OF&G tells Cereals Event

23/06/2017

Adding value to farm produce and increasing soil biological activity  will help farmers prepare for a future with fewer crop protection products, OF&G told growers at this year’s Cereals Event. Speaking during the event’s headline Oxford Farming Conference debate (14 June), OF&G business development manager Steven Jacobs said that life without glyphosate did not spell […]

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OF&G welcomes Michael Gove to Defra role

20/06/2017

Commenting on the appointment of Michael Gove as Defra secretary, OF&G Chief Executive Roger Kerr said: “OF&G is pleased to welcome Michael Gove to Defra, and we look forward to working with him and his team to help drive the UK’s thriving organic food and farming sector. “Mr Gove brings a large amount of experience […]

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Organic Policy in the UK – post-Brexit options

20/06/2017

With big changes ahead in the UK, there is an opportunity for more supportive policies for organic food and farming. This goes far beyond direct government financial support; there is now an opportunity for a refocused perspective on the potential that organic production methods offer to both government, conservation and farming organisations in the UK. […]

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Clearly talking organic food and farming – ASA and Arla

08/06/2017

Recently the ASA has ruled against Arla on the wording of their advert for organic milk. Within the statement made by the ASA it states the following “The ASA considered that consumers would interpret the claim “Good for the land … helping to support a more sustainable future” to mean that the production of the […]

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General Election 2017

03/06/2017

The outcome of the upcoming general election will have some of the biggest implications for our food, farming and environmental systems for a generation. From trade deals to research funding and access to labour, there are some major challenges ahead, and different approaches from each of the parties vying for your vote. To help you […]

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Latest technology to help ensure food traceability in organic certified products

22/05/2017

Latest developments in food traceability and testing technology are helping OF&G ensure that the increased demand for organic food continues to be met from certified products. Special tests which take so-called ‘environmental fingerprints’ of produce are enabling OF&G to work with organic businesses to ensure that food is being produced to meet the sector’s rigorous […]

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Organic Farming – addressing the challenges of global food production

22/05/2017

Executive Summary At a time when food security and sustainability demand that we address the challenges faced by our global food system, the inherent benefits of organic food production systems offers real and practical solutions. Global agriculture is facing huge challenges.  According to the UN, the global population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by […]

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