Organic

Prospects for the organic sector are an ‘unmissable opportunity’ – OF&G

Prospects for the organic sector are an ‘unmissable opportunity’ – OF&G

OF&G (Organic Farmers and Growers) greeted the launch of the Soil Association’s Organic Market Report 2021 and heralds the prospects...

February 16, 2021

Organic production on the rise across the European Union

Organic production on the rise across the European Union

The latest agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics from the European Union confirm that organic food output continues to increase across...

December 30, 2020

NFU seeks mutual equivalence between UK and EU organic standards

NFU seeks mutual equivalence between UK and EU organic standards

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is calling all organic farmers and growers to write to their MP to express their...

September 22, 2020

Emergency approval of blight fungicide for organic potatoes

Emergency approval of blight fungicide for organic potatoes

The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) in the UK has approved Funguran Progress for emergency use on organic potatoes to control...

July 18, 2020

Scottish organic farmers to meet Rural Affairs Minister

Scottish organic farmers to meet Rural Affairs Minister

Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) will have the chance to meet Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gourgeon. The gathering on February...

January 29, 2020

New partnership to offer UK organic sector global opportunities

New partnership to offer UK organic sector global opportunities

Organic certifier OF&G (Organic Farmers and Growers) has joined forces with a global accreditor in a bid to expand export...

April 29, 2019

New support service launched to help farmers considering organic

New support service launched to help farmers considering organic

A new support service has been launched to provide free advice and technical guidance to organic farmers and those considering...

March 9, 2019

British organic sector calls for clearer Brexit contingency measures

British organic sector calls for clearer Brexit contingency measures

The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan...

October 9, 2018

‘Organic sector needs to rethink how it engages with farmers’

‘Organic sector needs to rethink how it engages with farmers’

The British organic sector needs to change the way it engages with farmers, consumers and policymakers if the huge opportunities...

July 10, 2018

‘Non-organic farmers are starting to need to think like organic farmers’

‘Non-organic farmers are starting to need to think like organic farmers’

In farming, the conventional and organic world might not seem the easiest bedfellows, but they met in peace for a...

February 11, 2018

Pics: Matching conventional performance on a suckler-to-beef organic farm

Pics: Matching conventional performance on a suckler-to-beef organic farm

Ken Gill began to make the transition from conventional suckler-to-beef farming to organic production two years ago. Since then he...

October 27, 2016

6 steps to successful organic beef production

6 steps to successful organic beef production

Interest in organic beef production is on the rise and Teagasc has developed a handy 6 step guide to converting...

August 2, 2016

Managing herd health key when making the switch to organic beef

Managing herd health key when making the switch to organic beef

Lower stocking rates and healthy herds are associated with organic farms, according to Tralee-based Veterinary Surgeon and Organic Farmer Paddy...

March 14, 2016

Pics & video: Behind the scenes on an organic farm finishing 700 cattle

Pics & video: Behind the scenes on an organic farm finishing 700 cattle

Scale is not always associated with organic beef production, but one Co. Tipperary beef farmer is changing the game. John...

March 11, 2016

Demand for organic fruit jumps in UK, as organic sector grows on 2014

Demand for organic fruit jumps in UK, as organic sector grows on 2014

Demand for organic fruit in the UK over the past year has grown by 8% across the market, Tesco has...

February 27, 2016

Organic milk and meat is ‘more beneficial’ than conventionally produced products

Organic milk and meat is ‘more beneficial’ than conventionally produced products

Organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products, a new study by...

February 17, 2016

European bilateral agreement with Mexico for organic produce imminent

European bilateral agreement with Mexico for organic produce imminent

Mexico and the European Commission have begun negotiations towards a bilateral agreement on trade in organic products. Both sides confirmed...

February 13, 2016

Organic farmers call for a relaxation of the annual certification process

Organic farmers call for a relaxation of the annual certification process

The current annual organic certification process is not necessary and should be changed, according to Padraic Finnegan, Chairman of the Organic...

October 9, 2015