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Avian influenza (bird flu) – Organic update January 2017


In the face of housing restrictions put in place to control the spread of Avian Influenza (AI) OF&G has asked for clarification from Defra regarding the status of organic free range eggs and poultry. Under orders placed by Defra in December, all free range hens had to be housed for 30 days to protect against […]

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Organic Trade Board secures €10m to grow UK organic


The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has been awarded €10.4 million by the EU to run a three year campaign to promote organic food in the UK and Denmark. Starting in January 2017, the Organic Trade Board will work with brands, processors and retailers to drive growth in the organic food and drink sector. OF&G was […]

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Oxford Farming Conferences: Highlights 2017


The future of agricultural support post-Brexit, fair-trade farming systems and protecting soils were the talk of Oxford last week as hundreds of farmers and growers convened for the annual Oxford Farming and the Oxford Real Farming Conferences. OF&G kick-started 2017 by being at both events, and here we bring you the highlights….. Farewell to direct […]

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Industry call for the new EU regulation to be rejected


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 – 18 Nov 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 – new window opening


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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NOCC 16 – Reasons to be cheerful


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


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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