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Organic support moves welcomed by OF&G

DEFRA’s decision to pay organic farmers lower conversion rates but increase maintenance rates is the right move for the UK organic industry, according to licensing body Organic Farmers & Growers. The government released details of the rates organic farmers would be paid under its Countryside Stewardship scheme – its replacement for Environmental Stewardship under the […]

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Stewardship changes to leave year-long gap

Changes to the regime for environmental stewardship schemes in England are in the pipeline for 2014/15 but it has been revealed that there is likely to be a 12-month gap in agreements for the country’s farmers. Some doubt and confusion still hangs over what the arrangements will be, but indications from Natural England are that […]

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