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Agroforestry event write up - Stephen & Lynn Briggs - 6th April 2011

12 April 2011

40+ farmers, growers, advisors, certification officers, apprentices, merchants and scientist were welcomed onto Stephen and Lynn Briggs farm, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire on April 6 th 2011 for a review of their establishing Agroforestry system...

UPDATE - Organic Grassland Event - 17th May - Shropshire

11 April 2011

Thank you to all those that have brought your tickets so far. At last week’s rate of buying tickets we should have the day full in no time – must be the hearty organic lunch on offer! Although perhaps it could be the quality of speakers we have secu...

Excessive nitrogen harms the economy and environment – first Europe-wide assessment published

11 April 2011

A major new study finds that nitrogen pollution is costing each person in Europe around £130 - £650 (€150 – €740 Euros) a year. The first European Nitrogen Assessment (ENA) will be launched at a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland on Monday 11 April.

Soil Association Organic Market Report 2011

04 April 2011

Sales of organic products fell 5.9% to £1.73 billion in 2010 with the rate of decline slowing significantly throughout the year, according to the Organic Market Report published today by the Soil Association. [1]

Small is beautiful for 21st Century farms?

25 March 2011

In the last year two proposed ‘mega-farms’ have been the subject of controversy. A proposal for a huge dairy in the Lincolnshire, Nocton, which envisaged housing initially 3,750 – rising to 8,000 – cows indoors was withdrawn following concerns about...

Call for spring footage of happy cows

23 March 2011

Now springtime has arrived farmers all over the country are getting ready to let their cows out for the summer months, and two charities leading the campaign against industrial dairy farming are asking for them to record this happy moment. [1]

N. Ireland - Understand Soils Event - event write up & presentations

16 March 2011

The Soil Association hosted another successful 'Understanding Soils Event' for 42 Northern Irish producers and associates on Tuesday 8th March 2011. It was fascinating day with numerous expert presentations and discussions on the association between...

Benefits of organic farming recognised by Scottish Government

15 March 2011

Soil Association Scotland welcomes today’s launch [14 March] of the Scottish Organic Action Plan, which recognises the positive contribution organic farming systems provide in terms of environmental, social and economic impact, and demonstrates the ...

Soil Association Certification at this weekend's IFE

10 March 2011

Soil Association Certification at this weekend's IFE We are pleased to confirm that we are in attendance at this weekend's International Food & Drink Event being held at ExCel, London. If you are also visting and would like to pop and see us to say ...

New standards proposed for organic greenhouse crops

09 March 2011

New standards for growing organic crops in greenhouses and polytunnels are being proposed, following feedback from an open public consultation. Changes put forward include a recommendation to progress toward renewable sources of energy, a requiremen...
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