30 July 2019
Agricology Field Day: Talking diverse pastures

Diverse pastures: win-win for livestock health, wildlife and your pocket!

14 August 2019
Agricology Field Day: IPM and biological control

. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Biological Control - Norfolk



19 July 2019
Roger Kerr joins ORC Council

Changes to our Council of Management

28 June 2019
The Summer Bulletin No.128 is out!

Spring issue now available for free download



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

New window for Welsh Organic Farming Conversion Scheme '12 Opens

Category: Advice
8 October 2011

Following its decision not to integrate the Organic Farming Scheme with Glastir after all (Bulletin 105), the Welsh Government has now confirmed that the OFCS 2012 window for applications will be open from 3 October to 4 November. Only land that started conversion between 2 January 2011 and 1 January 2012 is eligible. An explanatory booklet is available from the Welsh Government, but most conditions and payment rates are similar to last year (as summarised in the Organic Farm Management Handbook). Applications must be received by 4 November, with decisions made and offer letters sent out by 28 November. Farmers must then return acceptance form by 7 December. Organic control body certificates, confirming conversion started between the dates specified above, must be submitted by 31 March with claims for area and establishment payments to be made on the SAF in May. See www.organiccentrewales.org.uk for further information.

Keywords: Glastir Organic Conversion Scheme

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