22 October 14 - Agricultural Holdings, Greening and Constitutional Change on Council AgendaNFU Scotland members will debate agricultural holdings legislation; changes to the Union’s constitution and controversial greening rules when its council meets at SNH Battleby, near Perth on Wednesday 29 October.
17 October 14 - Union Taking Views for Submission to Smith CommissionNFU Scotland is meeting its members around the country as it prepares to put forward its submission to the Smith Commission on further devolution.
10 October 14 - Union Proposes New Farmed Environment ForumNFU Scotland has contacted key Scottish politicians this week asking them to consider a new forum to debate environmental matters that have implications for our farming and crofting sectors.
08 October 14 - Greening Shift to Help Scottish GrowersNFU Scotland has welcomed a Scottish Government announcement that makes the growing of Nitrogen Fixing Crops (NFC) a viable greening option for Scottish farmers. That marks progress in bringing a complete greening package for Scotland forward.
08 October 14 - Funding and Construction Challenges to Feature in on Farm Renewables EventOne of Scotland’s strongest supporters of on-farm renewables, David Smith, is to map out the funding and construction challenges faced when putting an on-farm wind energy plan into practice.
07 October 14 - Agricultural Vehicle Roadshow to be Held this AutumnA series of workshops, focusing on agricultural vehicle legislation and transportation, are to be held this autumn.
01 October 14 - New Round of Applications Sought for Centenary Trust CashNFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust is now taking applications for another round of funding it has available.
01 October 14 - Scotland’s Growers to Meet Cabinet Secretary to Call for Pause on GreeningScottish growers are to meet with Richard Lochhead to discuss the damage that current greening proposals will have on their business and to urge the Cabinet Secretary to pause for the sake of the sector.
30 September 14 - Exchange Rate Hits Support Payments for 2014The Scottish Government has today (Tuesday, 30 September) confirmed that the exchange rate to be used to calculate support delivered through the 2014 Single Farm Payment (SFP) Scheme is €1= £0.7773.
24 September 14 - Scottish Government Decisions on Nitrogen Fixing Crops Limit Scotland’s Greening OptionsNFU Scotland has expressed deep disappointment at Scottish Government’s decision to impose stringent management restrictions on those hoping to grow nitrogen fixing crops in a bid to meet their greening obligations.
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