Glyphosate ban should not damage UK farming, OF&G tells Cereals Event

Adding value to farm produce and increasing soil biological activity  will help farmers prepare for a future with fewer crop protection products, OF&G told growers at this year’s Cereals Event. Speaking during the event’s headline Oxford Farming Conference debate (14 June), OF&G business development manager Steven Jacobs said that life without glyphosate did not spell […]

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General Election 2017

General Election 2017

The outcome of the upcoming general election will have some of the biggest implications for our food, farming and environmental systems for a generation. From trade deals to research funding and access to labour, there are some major challenges ahead, and different approaches from each of the parties vying for your vote. To help you […]

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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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Sunderland’s first organic farm

OF&G licensee, Martin Orr, and his family are featured in the Sunderland Echo as Sunderland’s first organic farmers. It must be said we were quite surprised at this apparent statistic, because it’s rare to find anywhere that isn’t represented yet by an organic farm. Out of interest, we checked our database and it certainly doesn’t […]

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A lot of noise, not a lot of sense

The din around last week’s FSA report on nutrition and organic food is almost deafening. Someone from every media outlet seems to be having their say on it, whether or not they have the faintest clue what they’re talking about. Some (and you know who you are, because we’ve talked or emailed directly on the […]

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Outstanding cereals event: mission accomplished

Well, National Organic Cereals 2009 is done and dusted – and it was a stonker! I know that sounds like blowing our own trumpet, but it wasn’t the success it turned out to be purely because of the organisation. It was down to the fact that pretty much everyone who mattered was represented: farmers, millers, […]

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