Organic Farming magazine is the UK's leading magazine on organic farming and growing. Published three times a year by the Soil Association, each edition keeps readers up-to-date with the latest news, policy issues and market information. There are technical features and reports on the latest field labs and research, covering all aspects of organic farming and growing.
Typical content includes:
· latest organic news
· features on livestock, horticulture and general farming topics
· technical articles on soil, livestock, horticulture and arable topics
· case histories
· business and market news
· update on the research and field labs carried out under the Innovative Farmers banner
With COP26 taking place in Glasgow in November, this issue looks at carbon and climate change. We need to look at the way we farm, cultivate soils and even the types of crops we grow in face of a changing climate where temperatures above 40C will become increasingly common, along with more storms and heavy downpours, all of which puts crops and livestock at risk
There is much talk of carbon trading, something that the Soil Association has been discussing and you can expect more in the coming months. Honor May Eldridge has taken a look at this topic and compared it to what is happening on the other side of the Atlantic. Jonathan Smith’s writes on the circular economy and how he has examined the environmental impact of his business through a carbon footprint and life cycle analysis. There is lots for farmers and growers to take home and apply to their own businesses.
The Best Of Organic Market awards took place in July and this year there were two new categories for farms, Best Organic Farm over 10 hectares and Best under 10 hectares. You can read more about the winners and the runners up. Liz Bowles visited Maddocks Farm in Devon to visit The BOOM Winner of Winners Jan Billington and to find out what the means to have been awarded a listing with Ocado.
On the technical side, we have articles on climate compost from the Land Gardeners, tree planting without plastic, ruminant health and sheep scab, and reducing cultivations.