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Preparing for Sustainable Farming

Helping to Futureproof Farms Farmers, crofters and land managers now have access to new guidance on financial support for activity that will improve awareness of their climate performance. The first phase of Track 1 of the National Test Programme (NTP): Preparing for Sustainable Farming, aims

Creating a Fairer, Greener Nation

Rural Funding Scheme Extended The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) will reopen for funding in 2022 to support the ambition of doubling the amount of land under organic management, set out in the Programme for Government 2021-22. Farmers, crofters and land managers will be able to

This is the Real Cost of Brexit

Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU. Every one of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas chose to reject Brexit. Contrary to Better Together promises of Scotland being an “equal partner” in the UK, Scotland’s wishes were completely ignored by Westminster. People, businesses and communities are

Delivering a New Future for Rural Scotland

Supporting a Sustainable Agriculture Transition Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon has set out the next steps in reforming the agriculture sector in Scotland, and supporting farmers and crofters to cut emissions and produce sustainable, high quality food. Individuals representing land-based businesses – covering a range

Tories Warned Against Betrayal of Scotland’s Farmers

Graeme Speaks Up for Angus Sector Ahead of a crunch UK Cabinet trade meeting today, the SNP warned the Tory government against “ploughing ahead with its blatant betrayal” of Scotland’s farmers. As key government ministers went to discuss details of a proposed post-Brexit trade deal

What We’re Doing For Our Rural Communities

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for our rural communities Not all communities are the same. What works in urban Scotland may not be fit for our rural or island communities and vice versa. As Scotland’s truly national party rural communities are at the heart

Providing Financial Certainty

Farmer funding ahead of target. Graeme has welcomed the news that vital SNP Scottish Government funding for farmers and crofters to keep Scotland’s food production moving during the pandemic has been delivered ahead of schedule. So far, more than 95% of Basic Payment Support, Greening