Six game-changing ideas for the future of UK farming policy.
The OGA is one of 32 signatories to the GM Freeze submission to Defra.
The full submission can be found here but a summary is shown below:
It will represent the interests and defend the livelihoods of people producing food, fuel & fibre using sustainable & agroecological methods – the Irish Landworkers’ Alliance (ILA)
The third year of the Countryside Stewardship scheme is open for applications.
From today (10 March 2017) farmers and land managers can apply for the Mid Tier and Higher Tier of Countryside Stewardship. This is a targeted scheme which funds projects to:
The authorisation will commence on 15th May 2017 and last for 120 days as set out in a note issued by AHDB (Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board).
The realm of breeding techniques is rapidly evolving with the development of new GM techniques.
The recent introduction and broad uptake of new genetic engineering techniques raises potential for huge impacts on our planet and society.
This is according to the Soil Association's 2017 Market Report launched February 21st.
Now is the best time to start buying more local produce.
The recent “veg crisis” has caused supermarkets to ration vegetables, and courgette and lettuce prices have sky rocketed as a result of cold weather in Spain.
The Organic Farm Management Handbook is the only source of up-to-date information on the costs and performance of organic farming.
Run by Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture & supported by Cotswold Seeds, this competition is open to all UK farmers and growers actively engaged in improving their soils.