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27 September 16 - Union Stresses Importance of Agricultural Industry Ahead of Parliamentary Debate

NFU Scotland has stressed the importance of Scotland’s farmers and crofters to the Scottish economy and all of the downstream and ancillary rural industries that they underpin ahead of a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s rural economy and the Brexit negotiation on Tuesday 27 September.

22 September 16 - Cattle Movement Changes from Scottish Government

Scottish Government has announced that significant changes to Scotland’s system of recording cattle movements are to be introduced at the end of the year.

20 September 16 - Farmers to Take to Clydebank to Promote Fine Scottish Produce

Farmers from Forth and Clyde region will be taking to their local Aldi store in Clydebank this weekend to encourage shoppers to support the industry and buy Scottish produce available on their doorsteps.

20 September 16 - Agricultural Wage Negotiations in New Timeframe

Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland have welcomed the decision by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) to change the effective date of annual changes to the Scottish Agricultural Minimum Wage rate.

13 September 16 - Union Welcomes Initiative to Scrutinise Agents During Rent Reviews

NFU Scotland fully supports greater scrutiny of the behaviour of professional agents who act for landlords or tenants during rent reviews.

13 September 16 - Union Welcomes Boost to Whole Rural Economy

NFU Scotland has welcomed today’s announcement from Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, that a national loan scheme will be made available to 17,000 farmers and crofters this autumn.

13 September 16 - Farming Organisations Call on Government to Introduce Mandatory Origin Labelling

The Government is being urged to consider introducing mandatory origin labelling for meat and milk in processed products.

12 September 16 - Ayrshire Farmers Promote Scottish Produce for Red Tractor Week

Farmers from Ayrshire will be taking to their local Lidl store this weekend to encourage shoppers to look for the Red Tractor logo when buying the fine Scottish produce available on their doorsteps.

12 September 16 - Farmers and Crofters Encouraged to Contact Fire Service to Map Out Dangers

Farmers and crofters are being urged to take precautions to protect their property as the number of fires in rural areas reached its peak last year.

09 September 16 - Call For CAP Clarity From Cabinet Secretary

NFU Scotland is calling for the Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing to provide farmers, crofters and the wider rural economy with absolute clarity on when he makes a statement to the Scottish Parliament on CAP payments next week.
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