17 June 1999
More cereal growers think organic

UP TO 14% of cereal farmers have expressed an interest in converting to organic production methods, claims the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE).

A RASE survey coincides with a report from accountants Deloitte & Touche Agriculture that organic producers can earn an extra £135/tonne from wheat.

In another article, The Daily Telegraph reviews some of the organic “box” schemes set up to distribute produce directly from the farm to the consumer.