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Farmers being challenged on their environmental performance

23 April 2010

A new survey released by Farming Futures – a collaborative project between the farming industry, Forum for the Future and Defra which helps farmers respond to climate change - reveals that one in four farmers have noticed increased interest from cust...

Small farmers could pay higher levy on saved seed

16 April 2010

New EU proposals could force small farmers to pay higher royalties on farm saved seed, the Soil Association has warned.

Looking to supply Scotland's schools?

16 April 2010

Soil Association Scotland is updating the Food for Life Scotland sourcing document.

School farmers’ markets project announced

16 April 2010

The Soil Association, in partnership with the Mid Wales Food and Land Trust (MWFLT), has been successful in securing Leader funding to establish farmers' markets in school playgrounds across Shropshire and Flintshire.

New five-year animal welfare project announced

16 April 2010

A ground-breaking project will secure the wellbeing of millions of farm animals in the UK.

Free seed sample with Organic Farming magazine

13 April 2010

The spring issue of Organic Farming magazine - the UK's leading journal on organic food and farming - is out this week.

Optimum manure management

10 March 2010

This course was delivered on 10 March 2010 at Auchincruive and 5 May 2010 at New Deer. The technical session in the morning included presentations from SAC & SGRPID. They looked at storage & handling, when, where and how much to apply, putting a nut...

Manufacturers withdraw cypermethrin sheep dips

08 March 2010

The manufacturers of three cypermethrin sheep dips have voluntarily withdrawn their marketing authorisations for their products.

EU organic land area increases

03 March 2010

The total organic land area in the EU27 increased by 7% during 2007-08 to over 7.8 million hectares, according to a new report issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

New green deal for farmers and growers - but be quick!

02 March 2010

Carbon Trust announces extension of interest-free energy saving loans for small and medium-sized business to farming.
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