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Applications are now open for Welsh producers to access support under the Glastir Organic scheme. Note, though, that the window closes on October 29. Please share this so that everyone is aware.
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Producers, please take note: Natural England has confirmed that the Organic Entry Level Stewardship scheme will close to applications on September 26 and the last date for it to accept organic certificates to support new applications is October 31.
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Organic seeds, spicy ingredients as well as organic versions of everyday meals are key trends, according to the company EHL Ingredients and a food marketing expert.
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Social enterprise aims to promote organic produce (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series) http://bit.ly/1pSPJTS
Aims to provide locally-sourced produce from small-scale farms.
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Reckon you'd be any good at a farm simulator? More fun than racing cars or blasting zombies on a console? http://bit.ly/1yUoCc3
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Organic farming on the rise in Europe, says EU - 04/08/2014 - Farmers Weekly http://bit.ly/1ArA0yE
The amount of land in organic production across Europe has grown by about 5m ha over the past decade, according to latest figures from the European Union.
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Here's a really nice profile of OF&G licensee, Justin Scale, who is a finalist in the Farmers Weekly Awards for Farm Employer of the Year.
Farm businesses that view people as a valuable asset are the ones that are built to last. Jane King had the privilege of meeting three distinct employers with one big achievement in common – they are all growing fast by creating great places to work
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"Food Crime Unit to be set up in UK" http://bbc.in/1xhcx5k
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Organic food fraud is really not a big problem here in the UK, but a foolproof test would still be welcome!
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For far too long, newspapers like the Western Daily Press have reported what has often appeared to be the demise of the farming industry in this country. True, the industry has been plagued by huge...
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New entrants take on Scottish Government starter farm | News | Farmers Guardian http://bit.ly/VBL8tc << Great to give people a chance!
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Great opportunity to find out more about small-scale, on-farm anaerobic digestion – and maybe even get some funding to do it!
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We are the longest-standing organic control body in the UK. We've been inspecting and licensing organic food, farming and other enterprises (cosmetics, storage, catering, etc) for almost two decades.

At OF&G we take pride in offering great service to our licensees and our certification team are all drawn from the agricultural and/or manufacturing sectors, as appropriate.

In more recent years we have begun the inspection and certification of compost as well as the digestate output of anaerobic digestion plants - allowing the finished products to be treated as a product that is a good source of agricultural fertiliser, rather than a waste by-product.

We have our headquarters in Shrewsbury, in the beautiful county of Shropshire, UK, and provide our services throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.