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Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Industry call for the new EU regulation to be rejected

09/12/2016

OF&G has worked hard to offer assistance to officials over the past 2½ years to bring about the best possible outcome for the negotiation of a new EU Organic Regulation. We have always maintained that the current regulatory framework already provides a strong basis for the development of organic food and farming and would have […]

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day

European Antibiotic Awareness Day – 18 Nov 2016

18/11/2016

Re-examining livestock welfare and production systems is key to helping drive down the routine use of antibiotics in UK agriculture. This is the message from OF&G chief executive Roger Kerr on European Antibiotic Awareness Day. Roger says producers need to be prepared to think differently about how they manage their animals if they are to take serious […]

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Glastir Organic, Welsh Government, Llywodraeth Cymru

Glastir Organic – new window opening

28/09/2016

Glastir Organic provides support to organic farmers and producers The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has agreed to open a further Expression of Interest round for Glastir Organic. Timing of the EOI window is yet to be finalised but we have been told that the aim is for 17 October for contracts to […]

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National Organic Combinable Crops conference | OF&G, Organic Certification

NOCC 16 – Reasons to be cheerful

26/07/2016

National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC) conference Organic farmers and growers were given plenty of reasons to be cheerful at this year’s National Organic Combinable Crops conference, the largest on-farm event in the sector’s calendar. Increasing demand for organic food and changes in consumer shopping habits mean there are greater business opportunities available for farmers than […]

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Organic sector can bring resilience to British food and farming, says OF&G

15/04/2016

Being part of the organic sector could help build much-needed resilience into food and farming businesses struggling in difficult market conditions, according to a leading organic certifier. OF&G, one of the largest organic control bodies in the UK, said the organic sector was helping build longevity into British agriculture and food manufacturing by adding value […]

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#OrganicUnboxed campaign launches to appealing to the younger generation

15/04/2016

The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has announced the latest phase of its campaign with a digitally led marketing initiative. #OrganicUnboxed is the new campaign for 2016, spanning digital content, advertising, PR, social media and partnerships with high profile ambassadors, including blogger, Madeleine Shaw and chef, Tom Aikens. The aim of the campaign is to continue […]

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OF&G raises concerns regarding possible EU exit

11/04/2016

OF&G have stated that Britain’s organic food producers and processors could face risks in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without some solid assurances of continued support from Defra. Being part of the EU gives organic businesses direct access to the world’s second largest organic market, worth in excess of €26bn. In […]

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