26 August 16 - Call for Ongoing Dialogue as Land Reform Act Takes ShapeNFU Scotland is urging legislators to continue to consult with farmers and crofters as the Land Reform Act continues to take shape.
24 August 16 - Livestock Leaders Meet to Discuss Post-Brexit PrioritiesAccess to the European market, regulatory burden and an agricultural policy that delivers confidence – these are the key issues for livestock farmers post-Brexit.
24 August 16 - Scottish Supermarkets Supporting Scotch LambAs Scotland’s lamb sales approach peak season, NFU Scotland has been delighted to find record volumes of tasty Scotch lamb available on Scottish supermarket shelves.
24 August 16 - Interim Body to Manage Crown Estate Assets ‘Positive Step’NFU Scotland’s Crown Estate tenants working group met this week, to compile its submission to the Scottish Government consultation on the interim management of the estates.
23 August 16 - Mixed Reports for Scotland's Fruit HarvestThis summer has seen many of Scotland’s fruit growers benefit from supermarkets putting more local produce on their shelves and less imports.
22 August 16 - Union Meets Cabinet Secretary on Farm to Highlight Impact of Greening GoldplatingNFU Scotland has met with Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on a Perthshire farm today (22 August) in a bid to get Scottish Government to strip out gold-plating from within Scotland’s greening rules.
18 August 16 - Owners Urged to Keep Dogs Under Control or Run the Risk of Being ProsecutedDog walkers in Orkney and Shetland are being urged to keep their dogs on a lead or under close control after concerns have been raised by local farmers and crofters.
18 August 16 - Scottish Commitment Sought on Future FundingNFU Scotland has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance Derek Mackay MSP asking for clarity around the short term support arrangements for Scottish farmers and crofters.
17 August 16 - Agriculture must not be Bargaining Chip Stresses NFUSNFU Scotland has used a meeting with Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP, to stress the importance of providing as much clarity and certainty to the farming and crofting sector as preparations for the Brexit negotiations get underway.
17 August 16 - Dairy Supply Chain Must Adopt Culture Change Over Milk PricesNFU Scotland is seeking to meet with retailers and milk processors on the urgent need for the dramatic upturn in dairy markets to speedily feedback to farmers.
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