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SBA CAP consultation response
4th April 2014
The attached file shows our response to the CAP consultation.
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Republic of Ireland study tour
2nd April 2014
The SBA is planning a study tour to the Republic of Ireland from 2 to 5 July this year. The main purpose of the study tour will be to find out first-hand how the Irish plan to deal with CAP reform.  Exact details of the tour are still to be finalise...
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Beef producers urged to respond
28th February 2014
THE Scottish Beef Association has put forward its case for Tunnel Convergence in a bid to soften the blow for CAP reform's biggest losers. And they have called on individual beef producers to let the Cabinet Secretary know just how crucial it could ...
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SBA welcomes Brussels concessions
23rd February 2014
The Scottish Beef Association has praised Richard Lochhead on his success in persuading the EU commissioner to allow Scotland access to a larger pot for Coupled Payments. Lochhead has also secured the use of Stocking Rates as a measure of minimum ac...
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Coupled support vision gets backing
15th February 2014
The Scottish Beef Association were last week represented at a livestock stakeholders meeting with Richard Lochhead which saw almost universal agreement on our version of coupled support. The Cabinet Secretary reacted positively to the idea of a Pill...
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Active farmers must come first
13th February 2014
THE Scottish Beef Association insist Holyrood's CAP reform measures must prioritise those already in the industry. Otherwise they fear a mass destocking could take place if there is no reduction in losses brought about by the reform's proposals. Thi...
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