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Mixed picture in new, earlier UK organic statistics

The latest statistics on the UK organic sector have been released by Defra and show a mixed picture of the health of the industry. Organic Farmers & Growers has welcomed the arrival of the figures at least a month earlier than in previous years, following an undertaking given by the government statisticians to speed up […]

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Upping the ante in the organic numbers game

Statistics; love them or loathe them, we’re stuck with them. In fact, we lap them up and bandy them around every day in one way or another. Yet we can also be quick to dismiss them if they don’t fit a particular argument. Many a wag through history has come up with a cutting and […]

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Latest organic stats show growth

Okay, at three per cent land area it’s not huge growth. But the latest figures from the statisticians at Defra show stability and small progress in organics, rather than stagnation or decline. You can read the report for yourself [click on ‘latest release’ for PDF download], but the headlines are quite straightforward: Organic cattle: +28% […]

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