Government announces a range of measures including compulsory milk contracts and £10m collaboration fund to provide greater security for farmers.
A Save Ryton Gardens website has been set up and Five Acre CSA has submitted a tender.
The OGA launches a consultation on a future vision and issues a call for new blood for the committee.
The Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Market Report – launched today, 7 February – reveals the UK organic market is now worth more than ever at £2.2 billion, growing 6% in 2017.
Application windows are open in England and Scotland but are currently closed in Wales and Northern Ireland.
ENGLAND – Countryside Stewardship
UPDATE: 15 Jan 2018 - Countryside Stewardship scheme NOW OPEN for applications
With continuing growth in the organic farming and food sector, the Organic Research Centre (ORC) – the UK’s leading independent research charity in this field - has announced the appointment of seven new trustees to its Council of Management, which is led by Chairman Mike Turnbull.
In September last year, the OTB aligned retailers and industry brand owners with our industry and EU-funded Organic. Feed Your Happy campaign to drive sales and awareness of organic during the Soil Association’s Organic September.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is currently seeking applications for two new members to join its main board with effect from 1 April 2018.
The Ecological Land Cooperative has launched a campaign to ask landowners for donations of small
parcels of land to create clusters of affordable smallholdings for new entrants to ecological agriculture.
IFOAM – Organics International has adopted a global position which reaffirms that GMOs created through new genetic engineering techniques have no place in organic food and farming systems.