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Politicians visit organic farm to hear views on the value of EU organic to the UK

Date Published: 19/05/2016

OF&G meet politicians about the EU | Organic Certification

EU role in supporting organic farmers

The value of the European Union to Britain’s organic farmers came under the spotlight last week as OF&G met two politicians who are campaigning for the country to remain part of the EU.

Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmonds, and Conservative MEP for the East of England Vicky Ford met OF&G business development manager Steven Jacobs to discuss the role the EU plays in supporting organic farmers, and whether being out of the bloc would impact producers.

The meeting was part of a tour of OF&G licensee John Pawsey’s farm in Suffolk, which had been organised to help the pair learn more about organic farming and the issues the sector faces.

During the event they also met Andrew Trump of farmer-owned grain marketing co-op Organic Arable, who spoke about the value of co-operation and developing strong supply chains in the industry.

What leaving the EU could mean for organic producers

You can read our thoughts about what leaving the EU could mean for organic producers here:

Leaving the EU could present risks to the UK organic food and farming sector, says OF&G