Real Results Pioneers – War implications profound

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF Repercussions from the war in Ukraine are changing plans on a Scottish farm. CPM joins Scott Campbell to discuss the future cropping and agronomy at his Aberdeenshire farm. My concern is harvest 2023. By Mike Abram Scott Campbell never once utters the name Vladimir Putin during our conversation, but it’s clear his decision to invade Ukraine is likely to have big implications for Scott’s farm over the next few years. Take the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS), for example, which is the Scottish version of Countryside Stewardship. Before the war in Ukraine it was highly likely Scott would enter his 415ha Aberdeenshire farm – which he farms in partnership with his father, Iain and uncle, Neil – into the scheme by the end of April deadline. Now, he’s not so sure. “It’s a hard decision – one part of me is saying I should, and the other that I shouldn’t.” The impact on world grain supplies off the back of war in a country often dubbed as the breadbasket of Europe is the obvious reason behind his reticence. Others are worried too. The EU Commission was due to consider a proposal in late March to allow cultivations on ‘set-aside’…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...