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Organic farmer looks to Sweden to help boost soil fertility


An organic farmer is taking inspiration from growers in Sweden in an effort to find new ways to grow crops and increase his soil fertility through green manures. John Pawsey, who manages 1500 acre Shimpling Park Farm near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, has introduced a three-in-one drill after seeing it at work on farms in […]

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Vision for organic farming to be debated at top industry event


Organic agriculture must be given support to continue to develop and innovate if it is to be a model for sustainable food and farming across Europe, delegates at the UK’s largest on-farm organic conference are set to hear. Christopher Stopes, president of organic group IFOAM EU, will tell the National Organic Combinable Crops conference that […]

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General Election result comment


Following the result of the General Election, OF&G chief executive Roger Kerr has urged David Cameron’s government to fulfil its promises to the food and farming sectors. “We sincerely hope ministers in the new Conservative government will work hard to ensure the needs and concerns of our licensees are met,” he said. “For the food […]

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Strategic partnership brings new benefits


OF&G and SOPA have recently entered into partnership to secure the best outcomes at both regional and national levels for all licensees and to further advance the organic sector within the UK. With 67 years of experience within the organic sector between the two organisations this delivers a formidable level of knowledge and understanding to […]

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Organic Milk & Iodine


In response to press articles about University of Reading research which suggests drinking organic milk during pregnancy poses a risk to babies’ brain development, OF&G makes the following statement: “The research relating to lower iodine levels in organic milk has been exposed as out-of-date (July 2013) and no longer reflects the current state of organic […]

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Wales’ growing organic sector is being given a boost thanks to a new initiative from certification body OF&G


Launched this month, OF&G Cymru offers exclusive support to OF&G’s farmer licensees in Wales thanks to a team of dedicated staff who can help producers in the region. As well as Welsh-speaking inspectors and Certification Officers, OF&G Cymru also offers licensee application forms and conversion plans written in both English and Welsh. Marilyn James, one […]

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OF&G initiative offers support to Wales’ growing organic sector


Organic producers in Wales are being given an extra boost to help develop the country’s growing organic sector thanks to a new initiative from certification body OF&G. OF&G Cymru will offer exclusive support to OF&G’s farmer members in Wales thanks to a team of dedicated staff who will help producers in the region. The team […]

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