Rural and Environment

Weekly round-up: 18/01/19

January 18, 2019 by No Comments | Category Climate Change, Environment

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing met with NFUS to reiterate his ‘absolute commitment’ to maintain LFASS funding at least at 80% in 2020 and to explore ways to potentially maintain the real level of support at c.100% for the next 2 scheme years.

Fergus Ewing and Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon met DEFRA reps in London to demand that no deal Brexit is taken off the table, the impact of which could be disastrous for Scotland’s rural economy in particular.

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Secretary Roseanna Cunningham shared details of Scotland’s finalised Just Transition Commission at a Scottish Parliament debate on Scotland’s transition to a carbon neutral economy.

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Applications are now open for the Agri-Environmental Climate Scheme 2019. These will run until 12 April, with 31 May for collaborative projects involving five or more businesses. The scheme is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the EU.

Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon visited the Moredun Reaserch Institute in Edinburgh to find out about the scientific research behind livestock health and welfare.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to Secretary of State Michael Gove, impressing on the UK Government the need to deal sensibly and sensitively with the setting of applied tariffs for imports to the UK, particularly in relation to agri-food products.

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