OGA News

Post date: Fri, 10/03/2017 - 13:00

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:

Post date: Thu, 09/03/2017 - 10:40

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).



Dear Stakeholder,

Post date: Thu, 23/02/2017 - 16:31

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.

Post date: Thu, 23/02/2017 - 16:26

This is according to the Soil Association's 2017 Market Report launched February 21st.

Post date: Mon, 13/02/2017 - 15:01

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.

Post date: Fri, 27/01/2017 - 13:49

The Organic Farm Management Handbook is the only source of up-to-date information on the costs and performance of organic farming.

Post date: Thu, 08/12/2016 - 23:26

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.

Post date: Wed, 19/10/2016 - 23:17

Join the campaign against this bizarre state of affairs and lobby the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).  This is important for everyone.

Post date: Sat, 15/10/2016 - 17:39

Have your say on on the draft Soil Association organic standards that are out for public consultation until December 15th.

Post date: Sat, 15/10/2016 - 17:18

Fera (formerly the the Food and Environment Research Agency) has published 2 reports dealing with pesticide usage across the UK giving an insight into how non-organic growers manage their systems.