Scottish grain farmers could help out English neighbors after sustainability scheme expires

August 24, 2017 |

In the UK, Scottish wheat growers are jumping in to help their southern neighbors by supplying feedstock to ethanol plants covered by the SQC quality scheme that is approved by the European Union as complying with the Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria. EU approval for the Red Tractor scheme that many English farmers participate in expired on August 6, while the SQC scheme was renewed in 2015 for another five years. The Red Tractor scheme is currently negotiating with Brussels in order to sort out the situation and get back into compliance.

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