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News Archive August 2016

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23 August 16 - Mixed Reports for Scotland's Fruit Harvest

This summer has seen many of Scotland’s fruit growers benefit from supermarkets putting more local produce on their shelves and less imports.
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22 August 16 - Union Meets Cabinet Secretary on Farm to Highlight Impact of Greening Goldplating

NFU 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.
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18 August 16 - Owners Urged to Keep Dogs Under Control or Run the Risk of Being Prosecuted

Dog 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 Funding

NFU 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 NFUS

NFU 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.
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17 August 16 - Dairy Supply Chain Must Adopt Culture Change Over Milk Prices

NFU 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.

16 August 16 - Funding Must be Spent on Agriculture, Say Farming Leaders

The farming unions from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland say it is essential that all devolved governments guarantee that Treasury funds are spent on agriculture as announced.

15 August 16 - Treasury Announcement on Future Funding Levels for Agriculture Creates Platform of Stability

Scotland’s farmers and crofters have a platform of stability following a Treasury statement that agricultural support funding levels will be guaranteed through to the end of 2020.

12 August 16 - Farmer Shelf Watch Finds That Majority of Scottish Retailers Offer Scotch Beef Burgers

With a heatwave promised, people in Scotland are hoping to enjoy some end of summer barbecues.  And as people stock up, NFU Scotland is highlighting where consumers can go if they want to buy high-quality Scotch Beef Burgers.

03 August 16 - Lidl Backing Scotch Beef

NFU Scotland is getting right behind Lidl’s high profile campaign promoting Scotch beef across Great Britain.
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03 August 16 - Future is Bright for Scottish Pigs

NFU Scotland’s New Generation Committee is teaming up with marketing co-op Scottish Pig Producers in a search for the pig farmers of tomorrow. 

02 August 16 - Farming Unions Agree Shared Ambition for UK Farming

The farming unions from Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland have committed to work together on a new shared ambition for a progressive future for farming post-Brexit.

02 August 16 - Muller Price Hold Causes Anger and Frustration

With milk production plummeting, commodity prices rising and spot prices for milk over 31p per litre, NFU Scotland has slammed the decision of milk giant Müller to hold its milk price for September.

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