25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

15 February 2018
Trees on arable farms

AFINET meeting - Cambridgeshire



18 January 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed launched

New project launched for organic pig and poultry farmers to find solutions for 100% use of organic and regional feed

17 January 2018
Agroforestry innovation leaflets published

Factsheets produced by AGFORWARD on Innovation and best practice



19 January 2018
Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm

ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

Recent press releases:

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19 January 2018: Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm
ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

5 January 2018: Generous legacy offers financial support to organic sector
Launch of Dean Organic Fund at Oxford Real Farming Conference

7 December 2017: Intercropping opportunities
Farmers invited to take part in diverse cropping project to increase yields

13 November 2017: Agroforestry is the new game-changer for UK agriculture
George Eustice expresses keen commitment to include agroforestry in future domestic Agricultural Policy post Brexit.

8 November 2017: Innovation and sustainability in organic dairy farming
Pan-European research boosts innovation and sustainability in organic dairy farming

23 October 2017: Organic Research Centre’s letter to the Guardian
In response to 'Insectageddon' by George Monbiot

16 August 2017: Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture
A major 5-year European project ˗ DiverIMPACTS launched

5 July 2017: Demonstrating crop resilience through agro-biodiversity
ORC brings its expertise to NOCC17

1 February 2017: The future of UK organic support
Defra minister announces continued support post-Brexit

23 January 2017: The 2017 Organic Farm Management Handbook is published
The Organic Farm Management Handbook is the only source of up-to-date information on the costs and performance of organic farming.

16 January 2017: Rising to the challenge
Practical organic farming solutions for an uncertain future

13 April 2016: Organic farm incomes up in 2015
Organic farm profits increasing with organic dairy farming outperforming conventional

18 February 2016: Two ORC staff recognised
Nic Lampkin and Mark Measures recognised for their contribution to UK Agriculture

27 January 2016: Enhanced organic opportunities for postgraduate students
ORC and SRUC join together to deliver one of the country’s few postgraduate courses in organic farming

15 January 2016: Action plan for change – is organic leading the way?
Action plans and agroecology, but England lags behind