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New farmer-led fund announces first research grants

02 May 2013

The Soil Association announces the winners of the first of their farmer-led innovative research grants funded by the Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme.

Press comment: Proposed EU regulation concerning seed varieties

30 April 2013

The Soil Association believes the proposed new EU regulation on the marketing of plant reproductive material will put the future of our plant biodiversity at risk. It will have a disastrous effect on the availability of rare varieties and farmers’ v...

The Soil Association welcomes today’s decision by the EU to suspend the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides

29 April 2013

Emma Hockridge, Soil Association Head of Policy said; "This is a victory not only for the bees and other pollinators, but for independent science against the political, pro-pesticide position adopted by UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and the...

St Jerome’s Field community growing project, Tay valley

29 April 2013

The Soil Association Land Trust exists to safeguard farmland and currently owns four organic farms in the South West of England. So its recently acquired eight-acre field in Perthshire, Scotland was something of an anomaly amongst these 100-acre tra...

Grow more grass with the GrassMaster Event, Wednesday 12th June, Drymen

24 April 2013

A practical day looking at increasing grass productivity through hands-on field assessment: providing guidance on rejuvenating, reseeding, and over-seeding; what varieties to sow and why; return on investment and aftercare of a new ley.

China moves to source GM-free soya supplies: why will Tesco not do the same in Britain?

23 April 2013

Joint Press Release: Soil Association, GeneWatch UK, EcoNexus, Food and Water Europe, GM Watch, Earth Open Source Campaign groups today welcomed news from Brazil that China plans to source non-GM soya for customers that want it (1). The organisation...

Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Organic Farming

22 April 2013

SRUC offers this high-level taught postgraduate course on a part-time online distance learning basis. Supported by a number of residential study weekends throughout the year, the course allows students to study in their own home or workplace.

SRDP 2014-2020 Stage 1 Consultation and Roadshows

17 April 2013

The Scottish Government aims to publish a Stage 1 Consultation for the SRDP 2014-2020 in early May 2013.

Organic Sale: Thainstone Mart

16 April 2013

Thainstone Mart, Inverurie will be holding an organic sale on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 . Entries are sought and enquiries can be made by emailing here or telephone 01467 623 700

Press comment: Bovine TB

09 April 2013

In response to a press comment from Care for the Wild, calling on the Soil Association to stop certifying products from farms taking part in the badger cull Helen Browning Soil Association Chief Executive said; "Bovine TB is an animal welfare crisis...
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