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Forum discusses the Organic Future

Forum discusses the Organic Future
16-07-2008 19:50 PM | Grassland, Produce, Crops, Organic, News
Growers angered by toxic manure threat
The Organic Growers Alliance has this week written to the Health and Safety Executive, the Food Standards Agency and the Pesticides Safety Directorate...
10-07-2008 06:40 AM | NFU, Organic, News
Concern over rejections for the Organic Farm Scheme
NFU Cymru has written to the Welsh Assembly Government following a number of rejections for the Organic Farm Scheme, (OFS). The main reason for this i...
02-07-2008 17:11 PM | Organic, News
Young Producer weekend highlights organic opportunities
12-13 July 2008 - Hankham Organics, Pevensey, East Sussex The Organic Futures 'Young Producer Weekend' in partnership with the Soil Assoc...
25-06-2008 14:44 PM | Organic, News
Prince Charles visits organic farm
The Prince of Wales continued his annual summer tour of the principality with a solo visit to an organic farm. Looking relaxed and rested after his...
24-06-2008 12:55 PM | Organic, Cattle, News
Organic cow manure set to power Wrexham village
A Wrexham village could soon be powered by cow's manure with the commencement of work at a local farm. In January this year, the Evening Leader...
11-06-2008 15:13 PM | Arable, Cereal, Organic, News, Shows and Events
Key players to gather at national organic arable event
Key players in the feed, seed and milling sectors are to gather at a national event aimed at attracting more converts to organic arable production, it...
28-05-2008 19:03 PM | Organic, Cattle, News
UK's organic cows are cream of the crop
A new study by Newcastle University proves that organic farmers who let their cows graze as nature intended are producing better quality milkA new stu...
21-05-2008 15:31 PM | Organic, News
Govt looking to encourage expansion of organic farming
The Tasmanian Government wants to expand the state's organic farming industry. The Primary Industries Minister, David Llewellyn, says it wants ...
21-05-2008 14:47 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Organic, News, Shows and Events
Event plans to de-mystify organic arable and attract converts
With organic arable crops in critically short supply a leading organic certifier has announced a major event to focus on the challenges and rewards to...
13-05-2008 22:45 PM | Organic, News
Gujarat firm to start contract farming of organic banana
DFV to start organic banana cultivation in 80 acres on trial basis. After emerging as the first Indian farming company to export bananas from India...
01-05-2008 15:22 PM | Organic, News
Sargent sets organic land target of 5%
Mr Sargent said he intends to bring together key industry leaders, opinion makers and agricultural academics, with some of Ireland's top organic f...
01-05-2008 15:18 PM | Organic, News
Market concerns for booming Welsh organic sector
Boom could turn to bust for Wales' organic producers, the sector has been warned. The amount of organic land in Wales soared 15% last year and ...
29-04-2008 12:17 PM | Organic, News
Tesco carbon footprint study confirms organic farming’s energy efficiency but excludes key climate benefit of organic farming – soil carbon
A study looking at the carbon-footprint of a range of key consumer staples sold through Tesco has reported that the two organic products studied gener...
11-04-2008 16:47 PM | Organic, News
Organic cod farm shut down after losing £40m
A revolutionary scheme to grow organic cod in Scottish fish farms, touted as the ethical answer to a global crisis in fish stocks, has been shut down ...
11-04-2008 16:46 PM | Organic, News
Organic farming boost rice production in Davao del Norte
Improved implementation of organic farming and proper land management this year have helped spare Davao del Norte rice farms from pest infestations an...
08-04-2008 15:40 PM | Organic, News
Bill would assist farmers in switch to organic crops
Farmers trying to make a switch to growing organic crops would get financial help from a state bill proposed by a Berks County lawmaker. "Making fa...
08-04-2008 15:39 PM | Organic, News
“Cut the EU Logo to save the new organic regulation” says IFOAM
European experts from 21 countries joined together in Plovidiv, Bulgaria, to discuss the future of organic food and farming in the context of the CAP ...
07-04-2008 20:51 PM | Organic, News
Initiative to reduce organic waste sent to landfill
Encouraging technology that reduces the amount of organic waste sent to landfill is the driving force behind a consultation launched today (Monday) by...
27-03-2008 21:39 PM | Organic, News
New organic EU logo postponed
The new organic EU logo which should be implemented beginning with the 1st of January 2009 will be postponed. This is the information Organic-Market.I...
26-03-2008 19:50 PM | Organic, Poultry, News
On the wing with organics
Twenty feet up in the trees is not where you'd normally look for point-of-lay pullets. But that's where at least some of Ben and Cathy Wether...
19-03-2008 10:56 AM | Education, Organic
Online survey on organic agriculture & Agroecology
Are you a trainer, educator or information provider in agricultural and related sciences at FE or HE level? Do you have an interest in organic farming...
18-03-2008 17:46 PM | Organic, News
Over 5,000 acres of land comes under organic farming in Punjab
About 5,078 acres of land have been brought under organic farming in Punjab under a scheme sponsored by the Union Government, the State Assembly was i...
17-03-2008 22:07 PM | Crops, Organic, News
Crop planning, organic farming recommended by experts
The need for proper strategy and crop planning for future food security and organic farming practices to reduce problems like global warming due to gr...
15-03-2008 18:28 PM | Organic, News
What effect will organic food have on your wallet?
Shoppers who have experienced reaching the till with what they thought was a modest basket of organic groceries, only to be faced with an eye-watering...
The Rising Cost of Food
Agricultural and food prices are on the up. Sharp price increases of wheat and oil, and indeed other basic food commodities, all point towards a m...
07-03-2008 16:54 PM | Organic, News
Organic farming makes a good start in Bangalore
They believe, natural way of living and healthy food habits are mantra to sustain health of the society. They promote natural and organic foods as a m...
04-03-2008 15:45 PM | Organic, News, Sheep
Organic marketing group calls for caution in organic conversion
Graig Producers, the Wales-based independent organic livestock marketing group, is calling for extreme caution if conventional farmers think organic l...
25-01-2008 19:04 PM | Dairy, Organic, News
Organic sector faces crisis unless milk prices rise significantly
The UK organic livestock sector is on the verge of stagnation or even decline unless prices rise, says Chris Laycock of Kite Consulting. Organic fo...
01-01-2008 00:00 AM | Organic, News
River Nene organic vegetables
BASED at Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough Nene Valley organic vegetables is a sister operation to Devon based Riverford organic vegetables. Founded by...
21-12-2007 00:00 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Organic, News
Festive Spirit
Hebridean farmers watched the moment their own barely was turned in to whisky at the Bruichladdich Distillery. After decades, Islay farmers are on...
17-12-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Promising young farmers awarded bursary by Omsco
The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo) has awarded a Bursary to four promising, young organic dairy farmers. The Bursary, in its second year r...
05-11-2007 00:00 AM | Dairy, Organic, News
Organic growth as partnership between Yeo Valley and The Cheese Company develops
The Cheese Company and one of the biggest organic brands, Yeo Valley, have launched a new range of family sized packs of organic cheddar. The great ta...
31-10-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Reduce costs using organic concepts
Some of the concepts and practices used by organic dairy farmers can beadopted by conventional farmers to minimise costs of production and improveprof...
21-09-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Scotland’s biggest organic celebration returns to Glasgow’s Merchant City
Soil Association Scotland's Organic Food Festival, Old Fruitmarket and City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, 13-14 October Saturday 13 October 10am-...
11-09-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Organic takeaway goes down a treat in Crewkerne
Youngsters from Perrott Hill School, Crewkerne, had an extra healthy start to the new term, courtesy of local dairy Coombe Farm Organic and a group of...
01-09-2007 00:00 AM | Produce, Organic, News
UK organic sales hit £2bn - up 22 per cent – averaging £7 million growth per week
Organic food and drink sales in the UK nudged the £2 billion mark for the first time in 2006, with a sustained market growth rate of 22 per cent throu...
30-08-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Organic livestock farmers face serious feed problems
Almost half organic livestock farmers in England and Wales are considering reducing stock numbers, or even leaving organic farming, due to increasing ...
29-08-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Advisory Committee on Organic Standards to be reviewed
Jeff Rooker, Minister for Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare, today announced the first independent review of the Advisory Committee on Orga...
09-08-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News, Shows and Events
Soil Association Organic Village at Food & Drink Expo 2008
The sales of UK organic food and drink is growing at an extraordinary rate so the news that the Soil Association is to work with Food & Drink Expo 20...
25-07-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Scottish organic horticulture boost as support programme rolled out for second year
A dynamic project to encourage more people into organic horticulture will continue for another year thanks to a second phase of part-funding from Scot...
03-06-2007 00:00 AM | Dairy, Organic, News
Organic partners team up for National Organic Dairy Week
The 2007 National Organic Dairy Week (4th – 10th June) aims to highlight the benefits of consuming organic dairy products, as well educating consumers...
01-06-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, Supermarkets, News
M&S Producers Club Brings Organic Farmers Together
The Chitty Food Group, major supplier of Organic beef to M&S, has set up a new producer group in conjunction with M&S, dedicated to bringing the best ...
25-05-2007 00:00 AM | Organic
Organic Marketing Board sweeps board in competition
Graig Producers has swept the board at this year's St Merryn Carcass competition in the organic lamb class, taking the top four winning slots. Thi...
18-05-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, Poultry, News
Prices up but organic gloom grows
Organic price rises have done nothing to lift the gloom that now hangs over the future of the sector. As reports grow of producers planning to aban...
09-05-2007 00:00 AM | Cereal, Organic, News
A taste of the med from Northumberland
A Northumberland farm which is the centre for organic cereal research in the North of England has created a unique new Ciabatta flour, claimed as an i...
02-05-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Send a Cow demonstration farm opens in Herefordshire
Are you interested in organic gardening? Or new to smallholder farming? Then why not learn lessons in sustainable agriculture from Africa by visiting ...
30-04-2007 00:00 AM | Dairy, Organic, News
OMSCO unveils first ever 'Farmer of the Year'
The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), the UK's largest organic dairy cooperative, has today announced the winner of its first ever '...
27-04-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
Local organic smallholder wins £2,500 award
Organic smallholder Simon Saggers from Bassingbourn, near Royston, has won a £2,500 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to develop his hurdle making, hedge la...
26-04-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, News
SAC Hosts Visit By Turkish Organic Specialists
Twenty Turkish organic agriculture specialists visited SAC at its Aberdeen campus, Craibstone Estate in April (20th and 27th) as part of a 15 month Eu...
20-04-2007 00:00 AM | Organic, Poultry, News
Organic price rise on its way
Hard-pressed organic producers who have had to absorb unprecedented hikes in feed costs are finally in line for an egg price increase. The developm...
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