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Availability of organic feed

20 May 2015

You may have heard that the certification body that certifies around 70% of exported organic grain in Ukraine has been suspended following detection of pesticides. This affects mainly, wheat, maize, sunflower and peas. UK feed mills normally source ...

Take part in our wheat variety survey

19 May 2015

The Soil Association, in conjunction with other UK certification bodies and sector organisations, is conducting a national survey to find out how different wheat varieties are performing across the country to help to accelerate wheat variety improve...

Future grower trainees - Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons

18 May 2015

NEW OPPORTUNITY - DEADLINE 5 JUNE 2015 Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is looking for one more trainee to start as soon as possible for this growing season. Le Manoir is located in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton in the outskirts of O...

Soil Association's Helen Browning talks to Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs

18 May 2015

Soil Association Chief Executive Helen Browning joined Kirsty Young on Sunday 17th May to talk about her life and work, and chose her eight Desert Island Discs. As CEO of the pioneering charity, Helen’s experience and knowledge make her an interesti...

Organic produce packers collaborate to find new ways to grow the market

15 May 2015

A new forum organised by the Soil Association and hosted by Produce World on 6th May drew together industry leaders in organic fruit and vegetable packing. The group discussed ways to work together to increase the presence of organic fresh fruit and...

Awards to celebrate the individuals at the centre of the Food for Life Catering Mark

08 May 2015

Nominations have opened for the Food for Life Catering Mark Awards which will take place on 18 June 2015. The awards will celebrate the individuals who champion the Catering Mark and are so fundamental to the programme in schools, hospitals, workpla...

Soil Association led field lab to look at low-input techniques in controlling creeping thistle

08 May 2015

On the 14th May the Soil Association is hosting a field lab to examine control methods for creeping thistle – an increasing problem in the farming industry. The meeting is open to all farmers who will benefit from a demonstration of different weedin...

Organic Beauty Campaigns - Get involved in 2015

05 May 2015

We are only in the first week of May but it has been a busy year so far for the Soil Association Business Development team. We've been working closely with our licensees on a number of opportunities where together, we've reached new markets and help...

Controlling Rushes without Chemicals

29 April 2015

- 28th May, Kirklinton, Cumbria - 4th June, Ullapool - 5th June, Kirkton Farm, Crianlarich
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