Oxford Farming Conference

News live from the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), the annual event which brings together the farming industry to discuss and debate the big issues in agriculture. Delegates include farmers, agribusiness, Defra politicians, scientists and scholars. You can also find news from the The Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) on this page.

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MARKETS AND TRENDS

Climate change impact must be part of trade rules, says US

A new system of trade regulation is needed to ensure that environmental protection, as well as food safety, is properly accounted for in future trade deals, according to US trade…

NEWS

OFC 2022: Risks surround monetisation of carbon credits

Farm businesses risk jeopardising their own future emissions targets by cashing in on the “dash for carbon”, a new report warns. On the opening day of the Oxford Farming Conference…

EVENTS

OFC 2022: Event goes virtual over Omicron concerns

Directors of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) have announced the cancellation of next month’s 76th annual conference in person amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant. The event…

EVENTS

ORFC 2022: Rise in Covid cases forces event to go virtual

The 2022 Oxford Real Farming Conference will take place virtually in January after rapidly increasing coronavirus cases forced the cancellation of the face-to-face event. The organisers released a statement explaining…

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

OFC 2021: Farmer wellbeing survey aims to make a difference

Farmers are being encouraged to take part in the largest survey to date on wellbeing in agriculture, with the results used to improve support for rural people struggling with their…

OFC

Retailers debate challenge for small farms selling direct

Selling farm produce direct to the consumer can pave the way to better margins, though producers can also work with supermarkets to sell their branded wares, the Department for International…

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Resilient supply chains needed to counter trade deal threats

Livestock farmers have been urged to capitalise on the UK’s prime conditions for sustainable beef and lamb production to help create resilient supply chains in the face of increased trade…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Climate change impact must be part of trade rules, says US

A new system of trade regulation is needed to ensure that environmental protection, as well as food safety, is properly accounted for in future trade deals, according to US trade…

NEWS

OFC 2022: Risks surround monetisation of carbon credits

Farm businesses risk jeopardising their own future emissions targets by cashing in on the “dash for carbon”, a new report warns. On the opening day of the Oxford Farming Conference…

EVENTS

OFC 2022: Event goes virtual over Omicron concerns

Directors of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) have announced the cancellation of next month’s 76th annual conference in person amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant. The event…

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ORFC articles

EVENTS

ORFC 2022: Rise in Covid cases forces event to go virtual

The 2022 Oxford Real Farming Conference will take place virtually in January after rapidly increasing coronavirus cases forced the cancellation of the face-to-face event. The organisers released a statement explaining…

BEEF

ORFC 2021: Livestock 'have key role in sustainable farming'

Ruminant livestock have a key role to play in a transition to a sustainable farming system to tackle climate, nature and health crises, according to new analysis. Grass-fed beef cattle…

ENVIRONMENT

ORFC 2020: Critics slam #ApocalypseCow programme

Environmentalist George Monbiot came under fire at the Oxford Real Farming Conference for his Channel 4 documentary suggesting that meat is killing the planet. A panel discussion with Mr Monbiot…

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ORFC 2020: Farmers slam media for 'beef bashing'

Farmers have hit back at “beef bashing” and misleading claims that cows are damaging the environment through methane emissions. Speaking at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on Wednesday (8 January),…

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