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25 March 15 - Union Call for Momentum Behind Tenancy System Reform to be Maintained

NFU Scotland has used an evidence session at Holyrood to call for the momentum behind reform of Scotland’s agricultural tenancy system to be maintained.
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25 March 15 - Union’s Manifesto For Rural Scotland Launched

NFU Scotland has launched its General Election manifesto containing the main points of focus to secure a vibrant future for the Scottish farming industry.
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24 March 15 - Time of the Essence in Delivering Scottish Dairy Plan

NFU Scotland has welcomed the launch of a 25 point plan to help support the Scottish dairy sector but has said that time is of the essence with regards to delivery.

20 March 15 - NFU Scotland’s Renewable Development Initiative Continues its Success to Inform Farmers

NFU Scotland’s Renewable Development Initiative (RDI) has continued to be a success over the last six months with more than 300 people benefiting since October 2014.

17 March 15 - NFUS Vents Frustration at New Online SAF System

NFU Scotland has welcomed an indication by Commissioner Hogan that he is considering offering greater flexibility in relation to the timescale for Single Application Form (SAF) deadline, as members express their frustrations at using the new system.

17 March 15 - Importance of Addressing Deteriorating Potato Market Stressed by NFUS

NFU Scotland has stressed the importance of addressing the issue of a falling potato market, and highlighting the real health benefits of the potato.

12 March 15 - Farmers Urge Secretary of State to Help Secure Future of Dairy Industry in Kintyre, Gigha and Bute

Dairy farmers from Argyll and the Islands have met with Scottish Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael MP in a bid to secure further political support to secure the future of region’s important dairy industry.
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11 March 15 - Scottish Dairy Farmers Deeply Disappointed at Superlevy Let-Off

NFU Scotland is deeply disappointed at Europe’s decision to allow producers in those Member States that have exceeded their milk quota to pay-up their superlevy fines interest-free over three years.

11 March 15 - Union Welcomes Prompt Delivery of LFASS Payments

NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement from Scottish Government that lifeline support for those farming in Scotland’s Less Favoured Areas (LFAs) will begin to arrive in bank accounts on Friday (13 March).
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11 March 15 - Union Call for Entitlements to Follow Activity on Let Land

NFU Scotland has reiterated calls that entitlements for the new CAP direct support scheme should, in principle, remain with those actively farming the land.
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