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30 January 15 - Grocery Code Adjudicator Given Power to Impose Fines on Retailers for Unfair Practice

The move to grant the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) the ability to fine retailers has come immediately after calls from MPs to extend the remit of the office of Christine Tacon to indirect supply.

29 January 15 - Union to Campaign for Dog Walkers to Keep Scotland Beautiful this Spring

Planning on a Scottish campaign to raise awareness about the issue of dog fouling on agricultural land is at an advance stage.
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28 January 15 - Dairy Producers to Rally Behind Their Produce

NFU Scotland’s Milk Committee is calling for dairy producers from across the UK to pull together and take the positive story behind Scottish and British dairy produce direct to the consumer.
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28 January 15 - Union Meets with Kintyre Dairy Farmers to Look at Way Forward

NFU Scotland met with hard-pressed dairy farmers from Kintyre this week (Monday, 26 January) to draw up an action plan for those affected by the current dairy crisis.

27 January 15 - Agricultural Holdings Recommendations to Strengthen Tenanted Sector

In a statement to the Scottish Parliament this afternoon (27 January), Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead outlined the final recommendations of the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group (AHLRG).

22 January 15 - Union Encouraged by Scotland Bill Measures on Improving Communication Between Governments

NFU Scotland is encouraged that the UK Government’s Command Paper recognises Lord Smith’s recommendation that transparency and communication should be improved between governments, and will engage further with the process to see how this could be developed to ensure better representation at an EU level in future negotiations.
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21 January 15 - Most Extensive Display of Renewables Technology at Borders Open Day

NFU Scotland’s ground-breaking Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) is giving Scottish farmers the chance to view the most extensive display of renewable technologies to be seen on one farm.

21 January 15 - Union Calls for Freight Ferry Tariff Extension

NFU Scotland has called for a ferry tariff scheme to be extended to commercial vehicles in a bid to boost fragile island economies.
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21 January 15 - Reminder on Annual Sheep and Goat Count

NFU Scotland is reminding all Scottish sheep and goat keepers to return their annual inventory form before 31 January.
Potatoes

20 January 15 - Promotion Key to Potato Producer Fortunes

To combat tumbling consumption, NFU Scotland has urged the potato industry’s statutory levy body to consider shifting its funding emphasis from research and development to more promotion.
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