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26 July 16 - Blow for Leatherjacket Control for Farmers and Crofters

Farmers and crofters now have been left with no economic means of controlling damaging leatherjackets on grassland, following the rejection of an NFU Scotland emergency authorisation application for the use of chlorpyrifos.

25 July 16 - Scottish Union Meets Cabinet Secretary on Crofting

NFU Scotland has welcomed the opportunity to discuss crofting issues with Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.
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22 July 16 - Finer Detail of EU Dairy Package Revealed

Following an announcement of a new EU dairy package earlier this week, NFU Scotland has been seeking further details of how this will benefit Scottish farmers.
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22 July 16 - Reminder to Apply for Agricultural Dispensation to Move Wide Vehicles Ahead of Harvest

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to apply for an agricultural dispensation to Police Scotland for wide vehicle movements ahead of harvest time.

21 July 16 - Union to Promote Fine Scottish Produce to Shoppers in Dumfries and Galloway

Once again, NFU Scotland’s regional team in Dumfries and Galloway will be setting up stall at a local Aldi store to speak to shoppers and promote the fine Scottish food available on their doorstep.
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20 July 16 - Dairy Farmers Urged Against the Use of Velactis

Farmers are being asked to stop using Velactis following a suspension by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).

19 July 16 - Union Seeks Further Clarity on EU Dairy Package Commitment

A €500 million dairy package, announced by the European Commission this week, is a positive step in the right direction to assist the sector, however NFU Scotland believes that further clarification is needed as to how the schemes will work.

15 July 16 - UK Farming Union Presidents Unite in Call for Competitive Farming Sector

The UK farming sector is a strong dynamic industry with huge potential outside the EU, the presidents of the four UK farming unions agreed today.

15 July 16 - Farmers and Crofters Urged to Report Livestock Thefts

Farmers and crofters across the country are being encouraged to report any incidents of livestock theft after a man was arrested and charged following a high-value theft in the Highlands.
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15 July 16 - Deadline Extended for Beef Efficiency Scheme Data to be Completed

NFU Scotland has welcomed an extension to the deadline to the Beef Efficiency Scheme data to be completed but is encouraging farmers and crofters not to delay in doing so.
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