News Archive June 2016
28 June 16 - Farmers Tell Their Stories to Save Lives on FarmNFU Scotland will be using Farm Safety Week, which takes place from 4 to 8 July, to highlight measures farmers and those working within the industry can take to ensure safety on farms.
28 June 16 - Union Presses Ahead with Greening Change DemandsNFU Scotland is pressing Scottish Government to strip out gold-plating from within Scotland’s greening rules and remove the competitive disadvantage faced by our growers.
24 June 16 - Locally-Sourced Fine Scottish Produce the Focus of NFUS Drinks ReceptionFor several years, NFU Scotland has boasted an array of high-quality Scottish produce at its Royal Highland Show drinks reception, and 2016 is no different.
24 June 16 - Encouraging Women to Get More Involved in The UnionIn recent months NFU Scotland has been increasing its work to encourage more women to get involved in union activity and agriculture on a wider scale.
24 June 16 - European Vote Changes Political LandscapeThe vote for the UK to leave the EU, and the subsequent announcement that the Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down in October marks a hugely significant time in the political and social landscape of the country.
23 June 16 - Scottish Union Seeking Speedy Progress to Reduce Flooding RiskNFU Scotland’s officeholder team will shortly be meeting again with farmers affected by flooding on several of Scotland’s major rivers to identify areas where the risk of flooding to farmland, homes and businesses is highest.
23 June 16 - Beef Efficiency Scheme Start Up SuccessNews that almost 50 percent of Scotland’s iconic beef herd is likely to be enrolled into the ground-breaking Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) for its first year has been welcomed by NFU Scotland.
23 June 16 - Support Payment Debacle Nearing ClosureScotland’s 2015 farm payment debacle is finally nearing closure after many months of heartache and financial pressure on Scotland’s farmers, crofters and the wider agri-community.
23 June 16 - Union Support for Save a Life for Scotland InitiativeOn behalf of Scotland’s farming and crofting families, most of whom live and work in isolated, rural parts, NFU Scotland has voiced its support for the Save a Life for Scotland initiative.
23 June 16 - Seven More Agricultural Organisations Take the Scottish Farming Dyslexia PledgeEight more agricultural organisations have today (Thursday 23 June) signed a pledge to adopt good practice in communications to support those within the farming and crofting community who have dyslexia.
22 June 16 - Glimmer of Light at the End of Milk Price TunnelFalling milk production across the UK and Europe, a slight lift in dairy commodity auction prices and firmer spot markets for milk have produced the first glimmer of good news for Scottish dairy farmers in almost two years.
15 June 16 - Union to Drive Forward Scotch Beef and Lamb MarketsNFU Scotland will use the nation’s biggest agricultural showcase – The Royal Highland Show – to take up livestock producer concerns with major retailers.
15 June 16 - Farmers to Promote Scottish Produce in Aberdeen this WeekendFarmers will be speaking to consumers this Saturday (18 June) in Aberdeen to promote Scottish produce.
14 June 16 - Free Dyslexia Drop-In Sessions Available at Highland ShowNFU Scotland and Dyslexia Scotland have teamed up for a second year to provide drop-in sessions for farmers, crofters and those working within the agricultural industry, at this year’s Royal Highland Show.
06 June 16 - Farmers Invited to Free Luss Fire and Rural Crime EventFarmers in the Argyll and Bute and Forth and Clyde regions are invited to a free farm fire safety and crime prevention event.
03 June 16 - Open Letter from UK Unions Makes Case for GlyphosatePresidents of the UK farming unions have sent written to European policymakers and elected officials on the importance of the reauthorisation of glyphosate.
01 June 16 - Tullos Aberdeenshire Closure ‘Deeply Disappointing’The closure of the Tullos processing plant in Aberdeenshire is ‘deeply disappointing’, says NFU Scotland.
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