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03 March 15 - Union Welcomes New Tractor and Trailer Weight and Speed Limits

NFU Scotland has welcomed changes to increase the weight and speed limits of agricultural tractors and trailers from 9 March 2015.

26 February 15 - Brussels and Scottish Government Must Work to Deliver CAP Simplification

NFU Scotland has laid out its list of priorities if European Commissioner Phil Hogan’s urgent review on CAP simplification is to deliver a badly-needed cut in red tape and simplify rules.
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26 February 15 - Union Urges MSPs to Secure Future of Scotland’s Dairy Industry

NFU Scotland met with Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) today (Thursday, 26 February) to call on them to play an active part in securing the future of Scotland’s important dairy industry.
Tractor on Road

25 February 15 - New Agricultural Vehicle Dispensation Agreed

NFU Scotland has been successful in obtaining a new agricultural dispensation system to make registering wide and abnormal loads for farmers across the country much easier.

24 February 15 - Rural Crime Costing the Countryside Millions

Rural crime is costing those who live and work in the Scottish countryside almost £2million – and the bill could go higher.

23 February 15 - Member Surgery for Lothian and Borders

Lothian and Borders region is giving members the opportunity to speak to the Union’s officeholders and staff in confidence on a one-to-one basis.  The Lothian and Borders surgery follows other successful surgeries across Scotland.
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19 February 15 - Cattle Owners Who Let BVD Status Slip Urged to Take Action Now

NFU Scotland is reminding around 1,300 farmers, who have let their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) status slip, to get prepared and prioritise testing as the introduction of the next phase of the scheme draws closer.
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18 February 15 - Sheep Farm Left With at Least £20,000 Loss After Horrific Attack on 100 Sheep

NFU Scotland has hit out at the Scottish legal system after a West Lothian farm was left with a £20,000 loss following a horrendous attack by dogs on its sheep flock.
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17 February 15 - Parliamentary Reception to Bring Together Farmers, Stakeholders and Politicians to Focus on Dyslexia

NFU Scotland will be hosting a parliamentary reception next month to bring together farmers, stakeholders and politicians to discuss dyslexia in the farming community.

17 February 15 - Union Calls for Agri-Environment Application Window to be Widened

NFU Scotland has urged Scottish Government to consider extending the deadline for applications to the agri-environment schemes to be made available as part of Scotland’s new rural development programme (SRDP).
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