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Press comment: Soil Association director of innovation, comments on Peter Kendall's speech at the Oxford Farming conference

07 January 2014

Tom MacMillan, Soil Association director of innovation, commenting on Peter Kendall's speech at the Oxford Farming conference: "We believe that public support for CAP funding will only be sustained if the public see the money delivering real benefit...

Comment: CAP Announcement

23 December 2013

Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy comments:

Farmers, Water and Woodland, Thursday 27th February, Ayr

19 December 2013

A day looking at practical solutions for reducing diffuse pollution, planting trees to protect water courses and highlighting successful practical projects.

CAP Consultations: out now!

19 December 2013

Scottish Government has recently launched two new consultations. We will be working on responses and welcome any initial thoughts by email or phone by 15th January if possible. Please contact Laura at or 07762 601 979. -...

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass, Thursday 20th February, Inverurie

10 December 2013

A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the RHI and an introduction to the Woodland Trust...

Autumn Statement confirms funding for free school meals

05 December 2013

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement has confirmed funding for universal free school meals for reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children from September 2014.

Remembering Richard Jacobs

05 December 2013

Tributes have been paid to Richard Jacobs, the chief executive of national certification body, Organic Farmers & Growers, who has died at the age of 50.

Free school meals will succeed if Headteachers back it with food quality guarantee and a whole school approach, says Food for Life Partnership

05 December 2013

Libby Grundy, Soil Association Food for Life Partnership director, said: “We welcome the announcement from today’s autumn statement, which promises £150m to make sure school kitchens and dining areas are equipped to feed all infants from September 2...

Soil Association Scotland Welcomes Glasgow 2014 Food Charter

03 December 2013

Soil Association Scotland Director, Laura Stewart said:

Dave Sutherland, farmer, gives 5 good reasons to come along to a Future Proofing Scotland’s Farming event

25 November 2013

Case Study, Hillhouse Farm, Lauderdale, Scottish Borders This is a mixed farm with sheep (3500 ewes) and arable enterprises. The holding is 4000 ac (of which 2500 is contract farmed) with a total of six staff. Soil Association events attended by Dav...
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