OF&G scholarship

Beth Williams receives first OF&G scholarship

OF&G is delighted to have set up a new postgraduate scholarship for agro-ecology students at Harper Adams University. Beth Williams, 23, has received the first OF&G Scholarship, which is dedicated to the memory of late OF&G Director Bill Allen. Studying Countryside Management at honours degree level, including a voluntary placement year working with Shropshire Wildlife […]

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Defra support for the future of UK organic

UK organic leaders have said they feel encouraged after Defra minister George Eustice announced that the government would continue to offer the sector its support post-Brexit. In a meeting with the English Organic Forum on Tuesday (31 January), Mr Eustice told senior industry representatives that he was keen to see the UK organic sector continue […]

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Diseased seed crisis presents pitfalls for organic farmers

Organic producers facing unprecedented challenges in obtaining healthy seed for autumn drilling must take care to stay within the regulations, Organic Farmers & Growers has warned. Bad weather in recent months has left much of the available seed for autumn drilling with high levels of disease in nearly all cereals, but this has created a […]

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