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NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election

NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
07-01-2011 08:02 AM | Organic, News
Campaign highlights benefits of organic
The organic industry is launching a high profile 3-year campaign that is set to deliver sales growth by increasing consumer demand for organic food in...
14-12-2010 11:36 AM | Organic, News
Is globalised organic farming sustainable?
Organic farming can improve the standard of living for small farmers in developing countries but it can be difficult for them to find elbowroom on the...
14-12-2010 11:34 AM | Organic, Poultry, News
Organic production tastes good
Organic egg production not only means a better life for the hen; choosing the right breeds and the right feed can provide consumers with a better sens...
14-12-2010 11:33 AM | Dairy, Organic, News
Locally grown fodder for organic cows
With the right mix of herbs in roughage for cattle, many organic farmers can satisfy the vitamin and mineral requirements of their animals with home g...
06-09-2010 12:10 PM | Organic, Poultry, News
Pullets to be reared on organic land
Country Fresh Pullets say they will stop producing pullets for the organic sector if new draft standards for organic rearing go ahead. Steve Carlis...
06-08-2010 11:02 AM | Dairy, Organic, Cattle, News
Dairy farmer puts organic milk on the map
A Devon dairy farmer has created a giant 2,450 square metre outline of a cow on the side of a hill near Crediton in Devon to remind people of the impo...
11-07-2010 11:37 AM | Crops, Organic, News
How quirky do you have to be to use a biopesticide
Many growers might regard biological products as being a bit quirky, but in many crops, not just specialist crops, they are applied in exactly the sam...
01-07-2010 19:22 PM | Organic, News
EU implements organic label rules
New EU rules on organic food labeling including the requirement to display the new EU organic logo, enter into force on 1 July, 2010. The so-called &q...
01-07-2010 17:03 PM | Organic, Poultry, News
EU urged to act to avoid organic pullet shortage
Organic egg producers could face a shortage of pullets unless EU leaders reach an early decision on new regulations to be applied from January 2012. ...
04-06-2010 10:34 AM | Organic, News
Organic still declining
Organic egg producers who are hoping for an end to falling demand will find no comfort in the views of Sainsbury’s poultry buyer David Whiffen. ...
23-04-2010 07:47 AM | Organic, News
Improve fruit finish and quality and reduce russeting
With the ever increasing focus on quality and visual appeal, apple growers are able to benefit from the combined activity of two gibberellins GA4 and ...
12-03-2010 11:06 AM | Alpacas, Farmshops, News, Organic, Produce, Products, Sheep
I’ve got nothing to wear……!! Alpaca fear leads to new lines
After owning alpacas for nearly five years and my herd now standing at 30 animals it is a shocking fact that I do not possess one single item made fro...
12-02-2010 08:43 AM | Organic, News
Characterisation of markets for organic goods
A research report commissioned by Defra has concluded that the organic sector needs additional mechanisms to offer technical and marketing support to ...
29-10-2009 09:28 AM | Organic, News
Campaign to promote Organic
A new marketing campaign is to be launched to promote organic, following further evidence that eggs and other parts of the organic poultry sector are ...
29-10-2009 05:01 AM | Organic, News
Sunday Express report on organic market just doesn’t add up,
The Organic Milk Suppliers Co-Operative (OMSCo), the UK co-operative of 500 organic dairy farms, were dismayed this week at the publication of figures...
12-10-2009 13:23 PM | Organic, News
Organic farmer scoops top award
Elfyn Davies from Carmarthen, South Wales has been named the winner of the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo suppliers) ’Farmer of the Y...
06-10-2009 21:16 PM | Dairy, Organic, News
Donna Air brings a cup full of glamour to organic milk campaign
Dedicated Mum, TV presenter, actress and organic food lover Donna Air has given her support to a new campaign from the Organic Milk Supplier’s C...
30-08-2009 11:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Grassland, Crops, Dairy, Organic, News
Applied weather information for farmers and growers
WeatherOnline has recently developed an online agricultural weather service, as part of the WeatherOnline’s general weather web site (http://www...
25-08-2009 18:01 PM | Organic, News
On the verge of an organic revolution
As the economic crisis bites and people look to tighten their purse strings, something big is stirring within the organic community that could mean co...
17-08-2009 16:03 PM | Dairy, Organic, News
OMSCo Nurtures Organic Farming Careers with £5,000 Bursary
The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) has launched its annual bursary awards scheme to encourage young people carve a career in organic dairy...
27-07-2009 08:20 AM | Organic, Poultry, News
Organic food finalist – five key factors
An Oxfordshire couple, who gave up their conventional way of life to run an organic chicken farm, have been nominated in a prestigious food award. Her...
18-07-2009 18:36 PM | Organic, Supermarkets, News
Tesco reports first signs of organic recovery
UK demand for organic produce is starting to rise again giving growers hope that the recession hit market may be on the way to recovery. After the ...
16-06-2009 09:27 AM | Arable, Products, Crops, Organic, News
Early and high Silver Y Moth pressure, try DiPel
A pest that can potentially defoliate brassicas, Silver Y moth has been seen earlier and in higher numbers than normal this season, with growers in th...
05-05-2009 08:36 AM | Arable, Crops, Organic, News
DiPel DF a clean, green bioinsecticide
An effective insecticide recommended on a wide range of vegetable, fruit and protected crops, with no maximum number of applications, no harvest inter...
31-03-2009 10:26 AM | Organic, News
BCPC highlights confusion over EU approvals of organic pesticides
"Surprising though it may seem, there are over 25 chemical pesticides being used in ’organic’ production," says BCPC’s Chairman, Dr ...
30-01-2009 13:53 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Organic, News
Silico-Sec ticks all the boxes for controlling grain pest
The biophysical grain treatment, Silico-Sec is ticking all the boxes when it comes to treating grain pests in the grain heap, according to Richard Faw...
30-01-2009 13:52 PM | Arable, Crops, Organic, News
Importance of pulses in the rotation
With more land available for spring cropping as a consequence of the poor autumn drilling conditions, it is likely that more pulse crops will be grown...
19-01-2009 10:10 AM | Organic, Poultry, News
Organic egg production - For how much longer?
During 2008, the financial problems that we are and will be facing have led to a reduction in the sales of organic eggs. Fortunately for the free ran...
19-01-2009 10:07 AM | Organic, Poultry, News
Organic holiday floated
An idea to ease the pressure on struggling organic producers has been floated in a consultation document prepared by Organic Farmers and Growers, the ...
30-12-2008 16:38 PM | Organic, News
Organic farmers dump label in recession bid
Organic farmers may strip themselves of their labels and opt out of their current standards to escape the perils of the recession, with government sup...
22-12-2008 19:09 PM | Organic, News
Let us bend the rules, say organic farmers
Organic farmers have asked the Government for permission to take a "holiday" from strict organic standards in an attempt to survive the recession. ...
22-12-2008 13:39 PM | Organic, News
Organic farmers must not kill the goose that lays the golden egg
Responding to news that organic farmers are discussing the possibility of relaxing their rules in the face of the downturn, Neil Parish MEP, Conservat...
16-12-2008 08:54 AM | Organic, News
Organic farming comes to the rescue of Vidarbha farmers
Unlike many of his less-fortunate peers, Vidarbha farmer Girish Deshmukh is a happy man these days. Less than two years ago, he couldn’t have im...
16-12-2008 08:50 AM | Organic, News
Organic Farming may be the best route to global food security
Methods proven worldwide can sustain farmer profits, address hunger and malnutrition and restore ecological health. To best feed the world, a growing ...
14-12-2008 12:29 PM | Organic, News
Familys decision to go organic after total farm cull in 2001 pays dividends
The Organic Centre Wales invited would-be converters to one of the largest certified Welsh beef and sheep holdings. Over the last seven years, the...
25-11-2008 09:23 AM | Organic, News
Changes to organic regulations could leave businesses unprepared
Looming changes to European organic regulations could catch out many businesses in the New Year, UK organic certification body Organic Farmers & Growe...
25-11-2008 09:22 AM | Organic, News
Pesticide Contamination of Organic Oats
Some batches of oats being sold in the UK as organic have been found to contain one or both of the pesticides Chlormequat and Glyphosate, following ro...
25-11-2008 09:20 AM | Organic, News
Credit crunch hits sales of organic food
Sales of organic food are plummeting as cash-strapped shoppers switch to cheaper, according to a new report. Once the darling of the supermarket sh...
24-11-2008 12:33 PM | Organic, News
Living the organic dream
A dream of working in the organic food industry, and being successful, is fast becoming a reality for one couple in Oxfordshire. Paul and Clare Syk...
21-11-2008 16:58 PM | Arable, Crops, Organic, News
Hold your nerve and trust your supplier
Farmers are being urged to hold their nerve when it comes to fertiliser orders and to work closely with a trusted supplier with strong market knowledg...
21-11-2008 12:11 PM | Organic, News
Organic farming benefits highlighted
Sales of organic food products in Denmark have almost doubled within the past four years. It’s anticipated prior to 2013 sales will double again...
13-11-2008 21:24 PM | Produce, Organic, News
EU set to scrap wonky veg rules
EU agriculture officials were expected to vote this week in favour of scrapping marketing regulations governing the size and shape specifications of 2...
22-09-2008 09:10 AM | Organic, News
Green move to promote organic farming
A programme to motivate farmers and youth to use organic fertiliser to save money on expensive non-organic fertilisers and insecticides is launched by...
18-09-2008 08:43 AM | Products, Produce, Organic, News
Compostable bags selling like hot cakes
Leading organic certifier, Organic Farmers & Growers, has hailed the introduction of compostable carrier bags as a great success after selling out of ...
08-09-2008 20:37 PM | Organic, News
Australia in Organic boom
Organic farming in Australia has increased 80% in the last five years, according to figures published last week. There are now 12 million hectare...
12-08-2008 14:37 PM | Organic, News
Organic farming takes root in China
In recent years, Americans have been concerned about what's in Chinese products, including the food we eat and the toys we buy. In China, a small ...
11-08-2008 10:24 AM | Organic, News
Organic is still the best for farmers
There's never been a better time to convert to organic agriculture, one of Northern Ireland's leading organic dairy farmers has insisted. ...
08-08-2008 08:13 AM | Organic, News
No evidence to support 'Organic is best' says SCI
New research in the latest issue of the Society of Chemical Industry's (SCI) Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows there is no evid...
06-08-2008 15:45 PM | Organic, News
Farmers turn their backs on organic farming
The number of dairy farmers who are adopting organic farming methods has declined as the slowing economy curbs demand for expensive organic produce. ...
04-08-2008 11:13 AM | Organic, News
Organic food becomes latest casualty of the credit crunch
Dairy farmers are turning their backs on Britain's organic milk market as economic pessimism dents consumers' previously buoyant demand for or...
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