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Highlights from the Scottish Soils Conference, 10th March, Stirling

16 March 2015

It all starts with, and comes back to, the SOIL. That was the opening message at the packed-out Scottish Soils Conference, held at Stirling Auction Mart by the Scottish Organic Forum . Farmers, growers and agricultural industry representatives got t...

Westmill Organics Seeks Future Growers Apprentice

10 March 2015

Westmill Organics is looking for an apprentice to work and learn while engaging in various aspects of the farm and veg box scheme. The role includes field and polytunnel work, office operations and deliveries.

Soil Association National Livestock Event looks at latest low input production techniques for innovative farming

10 March 2015

Industry Leaders from across the country are due to gather in Somerset on 23rd April to discuss the latest developments affecting the livestock Industry. Organised by the Soil Association and sponsored by the Woodland Trust, this hugely popular one-...

Soil Association welcomes new government fund for innovative farming

09 March 2015

Dr Tom MacMillan, Innovation Director at the Soil Association, welcomes today’s new innovation fund announced by ministers: “ The European Innovation Partnership (EIP) is great news for British farmers, recognising that so many of the best innovatio...

Maternity Cover arrangements: Please welcome Angela Mitchell as Acting Director of Soil Association Scotland

09 March 2015

As many of you already know, I will be on maternity leave from April 2015 until February 2016. I am delighted to tell you that Angela Mitchell, our current Food for Life Scotland Manager, will be Acting Director of Soil Association Scotland whilst I...

This week Defra has launched the Water Capital Grant Scheme

04 March 2015

The application window for the Water Capital Grant Scheme is only open from 2nd March until 30th April 2015. A maximum of £10,000 is available per holding and the grant is available to economically viable small-medium sized farm businesses that are ...

Wales to reconsider Basic Payment Scheme

02 March 2015

The Welsh Government has to consider the options available to progress 2015 basic payments. A recent judicial hearing was due to question the definition of moorland within the scheme (which was land above 400 metres). The legal challenge concerned t...

Our comment on the Science and Technology Committee's report on GM

26 February 2015

Our policy director, Peter Melchett, commented on the Science and Technology Committee's report on GM, saying:

Comment on the Science and Technology Committee's report on GM

26 February 2015

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, commented on the Science and Technology Committee's report on GM, saying:

Organic- automatic qualifies for the 30% greening

25 February 2015

Farmers can now start to prepare their applications for Basic Payment Scheme, which must be submitted by 15 May. The booklet includes confirmation that licensed organic farmers automatically qualify for the greening element of the Basic Payment Sche...
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