is is for ose who are already NFUS members and who want to register to access e members only areas of is site. If you are not currently a member of NFU Scotland, for . Combinable crops board meeting agenda e NFU's national combinable crops board will meet virtually for e second time on ursday 2 y. NFU members can . 16, · Combinable Crops Chairman's Blog - 16 ch . NFU Scotland has welcomed e announcement at following an extended period of wet wea er e Scottish government has approved a derogation for Crop Diversification(two/ ree crop rule) in but NFU Scotland Combinable Crops Chairman, Willie omson states why is rule is unsuitable for Scotland, no matter e wea er. NFU Scotland Combinable Crops Committee chairman Ian Sands, Vice Chairman Willie omson and Policy Manager Peter Loggie attended e meetings. is is for ose who are already NFUS members and who want to register to access e members only areas of is site. If you are not currently a member of NFU Scotland, Combinable Crops Committee Meeting - 7 February Read More Click to download e Harvest Results. NFUS combinable crops chairman, Willie omson MALTING BARLEY growers are calling for reassurances over eir grain contracts amid ket volatility. Reports of maltsters allegedly not taking eir full contractual commitment of grain from growers – asking em to store a lot of it until next year – is calling into question e state of e. Ian Sands, chairman of NFUS combinable crops committee, who addressed MPs at yesterday’s meeting, said at setting up such a facility – which would . e group is in e fortunate position where ey have a presence on all NFU Scotland Commodity Committees and Regional Boards, which means e Next Gen group’s voice is present in every committee meeting held by NFU Scotland from LFA to Combinable Crops, and from Shetland to . NFU harvest survey shows policies are needed to help farmers build resilience. is year's harvest survey reveals a significant drop in yield across all major crops, and e NFU is calling for policies at will help farmers to cope wi increasingly volatile wea er and build more resilient businesses. Also attending e meeting was NFUS Combinable Crops Committee Chairman, David Houghton. He said: Improved dialogue builds a better understanding of e pressures at all parts of e supply chain are under. I need buyers to understand at, for example, my fuel costs rocketed by 50 is year and at reducing grain prices make a financially. 06, · is was an all combinable crop operation for Pension Fund owned land and a range of contract farming operations for local land owners. In 2002 I moved to Cambridge to manage e Trumpington Farm Company, a 2500 hectare combinable and root crop operation. is business was developed to include venue hire, extensive HLS, amenity work and renewables. e Next Generation Committee is e means rough which we encourage. e Committee is comprised of a diverse range of young farmers, new entrant farmers and crofters who meet regularly to discuss opportunities and challenges for eir peers and seeking to enter or continue farming in order to influence positive change and speak wi one voice. NFUS combinable crops committee chair, Willie omson, who farms in East Lo ian said: Harvest has been a frustrating one. ere are some areas of e country in top gear, while o ers are struggling to get out of first gear. 29, · Mr Bowie had already responded to a point from Per farmer and combinable crops committee chairman Ian Sands who said he had heard criticism at NFUS was too cosy wi e Scottish Government. NFUS vice president tin Kennedy chairs e new panel which has already held its first meeting over Zoom: NFU Scotland recognises at agriculture has a critical role to play in responding to e climate emergency and delivering a green recovery from COVID-19. Book now for e NFU's annual county meetings A wide range of food and farming issues will be under e spotlight at six NFU East Anglia annual county meetings in ember. Members can find out how e NFU is working at county, regional and national level on issues including Brexit, rural crime and water resource management. 19, · e o er two are current vice-president tin Kennedy, who farms near Aberfeldy, and combinable crops committee chairman Ian Sands, who farms at Balbeggie, Per shire. Chairman of e combinable crops committee, Ian Sands, said: NFUS has always been clear at a deal must be found on e terms of e UK’s exit from e EU which ensures at trade can continue on a free and frictionless basis, and at our exacting standards at we are proud to produce to here in Scotland are not undermined by. ey will also have a chance to elect county representatives for e NFU’s regional commodity boards covering livestock, dairy and combinable crops. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all e meetings will be virtual is year, via Microsoft Teams, wi any elections taking place via email. 17, · e union’s AGM, conference and annual dinner will be staged at e same venue e day before (ursday, February 7). e two vice president positions will be contested by current vice president tin Kennedy, current Livestock Committee chairman Charlie Adam and current Combinable Crops Committee chairman Ian Sands. e Combinable Crops Standard covers: Propagation Material, Machinery and Equipment, Crop Protection, Harvesting as well as Harvested Crop Handling. A Guide to Our Documents. e GLOBALG.A.P. Checklist is e document you need to complete your self-assessment. All NFUS commodity committees and working groups – combinable crops, livestock, milk, pigs, poultry and specialist crops – have identified e following key steps and actions needed. Livestock. 9. NFUS strongly believes at if Scotland is to have any chance of meeting ese dual targets, en Scottish agriculture must be given e tools to enable delivery sooner ra er an later. Agricultural policy, and e associated regulatory regime, must change to . e Next Gen now has a presence in all policy committee meetings, which means e Next Gen group’s voice will have e opportunity to be present in every committee meeting held by NFU Scotland from Pigs to Poultry and from LFA to Combinable Crops. Andrew Moir, NFUS Combinable Crops Committee Chairman said: Today’s meeting was not just about e difficult summer. We’ve had ree wet summers on e trot and while crops at have been planted are not growing as ey should, e effects of will be felt well into next year. Mr Sands, who has chaired e union's combinable crops committee for e past four years, farms on 375 acres just outside Balbeggie, in partnership wi his fa er and son, growing combinable crops and letting land for growing peas, potatoes and carrots. e Sands also contract farm over 1600 acres in e surrounding area. 22. At present, prices for fruit, vegetables (including carrots), potatoes, combinable crops and pork are stable. NFUS is retaining a watching brief on ese kets. Actions Required 23. at e UK Government and Scottish Government jointly monitor e red meat ket to understand what impacts COVID-19 is having on e. 28, · A recent meeting of NFU Scotland’s Combinable Crops Committee considered what future support for arable farming might look like once e UK leaves e European Union and e current EU Basic Payment Scheme ends and is replaced by a Scottish Government Scheme. Chairman of e Combinable Crops Committee, Ian Sands, a cereal producer from Per shire said: NFUS has always been clear at a deal must be found on e terms of e UK’s exit from e EU which ensures at trade can continue on a free and frictionless basis, and at our exacting standards at we are proud to produce to here. 18, · RURAL ECONOMY AND CONNECTIVITY COMMITTEE AGENDA 35 Meeting, (Session 5) Wednesday 18 ember e Committee will meet at .00 am in e y Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2).. Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: e Committee will take evidence on e Bill at Stage 1 from —. 18 Meeting, (Session 5), Wednesday 2 . UK Wi drawal from e European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill () Introduction.. At is meeting, e Committee will take evidence on e UK Wi drawal from e European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill () from two panels of witnesses as follows — Panel One • Jona an Hall, Director of Policy and Member Services, . 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NFUS milk committee chair Gary Mitchell stressed: At a time when a large percentage of Scottish dairy farmers are at best breaking even, and a number getting paid less an ey were for eir milk 25 years ago, it was vitally important we make Mr Ewing ae of e challenges we face, and it was reassuring to hear Mr Ewing acknowledge is and wanted to work wi us going fords. . 14, · Elgin farmer appointed NFUS Highland chairman. by he is a past chairman of NFU Scotland’s Moray branch and has represented e region on bo e Combinable Crops Committee . 08, · Per shire farmer Ian Sands from Balbeggie, chair of NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) combinable crops committee, and e union’s deputy director of policy, Andrew Bauer, yesterday met UK and Scottish. 14, · He has headed e combinable crops committee for e last ree years, and previously served on e NFUS milk committee. incumbent Nigel Miller stands down at e annual meeting . 13, · I have served as Combinable Crops Committee chairman, and know at determined lobbying can work. When it comes to e votes at e NFUS annual meeting on February , it . e Committee will meet at 9.00 am in a virtual meeting which will be broadcast on www.scottishparliament.tv. ision on taking business in private: e Committee will ide whe er to take items 5, 6 and 7 in private. 2. Impact of COVID-19 on agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture and food and drink sectors: e Committee will take evidence. 22, · Committee – Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. At its meeting on 22 ch e Committee will discuss e impact on agriculture and forestry. is is in follow up to emeeting on 15 ch e Committee where discussed e impact of e UK’s departure from e European Union on e fisheries sector. 3. 20, · Per shire cereals producer Ian Sands from Balbeggie, who chairs e union’s combinable crops committee, pointed out e need for a deal wi e . 04, · Working sector by sector, e union’s crops, pigs and dairy spokesmen all outlined eir fears for e future as a result of e USA’s latest move. e scale of e impact on Scottish farmers of a 25 tariff on Scotch whisky exports to e States cannot be underestimated, said NFUS Combinable Crops chairman, Ian Sands. Scottish National Rural Network. 2.4K likes. e Scottish Rural Network aims to connect rural Scotland, and shares news. views and information across e country. (NFUS) to e Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee on 2 April. is evidence outlines e key issues across e agricultural commodities. NFUS is regularly updating an FAQ section on its website1 which sets out tailored information for e agricultural sector on e virus, restrictions and guidance from e UK and Scottish governments. NFU Scotland - Argyll & e Islands Region. 474 likes. NFU Scotland's Argyll & e Islands region page is designed to keep you up to date wi local activity and news affecting you and your business. is is for ose who are already NFUS members and who want to register to access e members only areas of is site. If you are not currently a member of NFU Scotland, for details of how you can join. Please provide a valid email address. All emails from e system will be sent to is address. 31, · Nominations are being sought for ree of e most high-profile jobs in Scottish agriculture. Farming union NFU Scotland (NFUS) is seeking to appoint a new president and two vice-presidents at its.