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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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Future of farming tackled with help from OF&G agroecology scholarship

24/03/2016

A scholarship to teach the food producers of tomorrow how to link agriculture with conservation has been launched in memory of a leading figure in the organic livestock sector. The OF&G and Harper Adams University Agroecology Scholarship will see one student receive £4000 to help fund their place to study an MSc in Agroecology as […]

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Latest study re-opens organic crop yield debate

10/11/2015

Every new piece of research into various aspects of organic farming and food production has to be welcomed, whether the results are something the sector wants to hear or not. It is all building the knowledge base and adding to a body of work that will provide more and more robust evidence as time goes […]

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Planning underway for NOCC16

01/10/2015

On 7 July 2016 we will be taking to the rolling Cambridgeshire countryside on the Wimpole Hall estate, where farm manager Richard Morris will host National Organic Combinable Crops 2016.






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Links to an update of Countryside Stewardship.

21/08/2015

The Countryside Stewardship Manual has been updated, with a number of enhancements building on feedback from stakeholders in particular.  Changes have been made to both the web and PDF formats: Countryside Stewardship Manual Countryside Stewardship Manual – Print version Amongst the changes there is new wording on version control for the CS Manual, new advice […]

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Changing shopping habits bring huge opportunities for organic businesses

20/07/2015

Changes in the UK’s retail markets and in consumer shopping habits represents greater business opportunities for organic farmers and growers than ever before. Retail and sector analysts said a strong climate for organic food sales indicates that growers who were able to adapt and respond to changing consumer demands could strengthen their businesses and improve […]

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