uORGANIC farmers and processors have a wider choice of certification routes with the launch of Organic Certification, say initiators Organic Farmers and Growers and the Organic Food Federation. The new independent firm will employ 15 inspectors across the UK.
uSEED company Advanta is to extend its US activities by buying Kansas-based AgriPro Seeds which claims sales of $60m a year in maize, wheat, soya and other crops.
uA SUCCESSFUL campaign promoting East Anglian new potatoes is to be repeated next year, says Anglian Produce. Starting in June it aims to convince supermarkets, through consumer demand, that local crops can compete with imports both on timing and quality. *