11 February 16 - Posthumous Award to Argyll & The Islands StalwartMull farmer and Union stalwart Lachlan MacLean has received posthumously one of the Union’s highest accolades – the John Miskelly Memorial Award.
11 February 16 - Scot Gov Must Step up to the Plate and Deliver Urges NFUS PresidentIn his address to NFU Scotland’s Annual General Meeting, President Allan Bowie has called for the Scottish Government to step up to the plate and deliver much-needed support payments to farmers and crofters.
11 February 16 - Inverurie Team Wins Union Recruitment HonourThe Membership Flame – an NFU Scotland award that recognises outstanding efforts in recruitment and retention of members - has gone to North East secretaries Tommy Brodie and Ross Silvers.
11 February 16 - CEO Urges Industry to Take Pride in its WorkNFU Scotland’s Chief Executive Scott Walker has used the platform at the Union’s AGM to call on farmers, crofters and growers to continue to take great pride in what they deliver to society.
09 February 16 - Scottish Pig Prices Lowest for Eight YearsWith pig prices at an eight year low, NFU Scotland is working with other organisations across the supply chain to combat that trend.
09 February 16 - Stirlingshire Farmer Takes On Role of NFUS New Generation ChairmanNFU Scotland’s New Generation Committee voted Port of Mentieth farmer Mark Donald as its new chairman.
08 February 16 - Scottish Government Urged to Deliver Part PaymentsScottish farmers are calling on Scottish Government to immediately address the cashflow crisis in Scottish agriculture by delivering part payment to all claimants.
08 February 16 - Celebrate Chinese New Year SafelyScotland’s farmers are asking the public to avoid the use of sky lanterns during Chinese New Year celebrations.
03 February 16 - Payments, Prices, Policies and Politicians Drive AGM AgendaDelayed payments, poor prices and political decisions will drive the agenda at NFU Scotland’s AGM when it meets in St Andrews next week (Thursday 11 February and Friday 12 February).
02 February 16 - NFUS Supports Tenancies Passed Down Family Line and Sold for a 35 Year TermNFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee this week to voice its support for legislation to be broadened to enable tenants in secure tenancies to pass the farm down the family line.
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