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News Archive October 2016

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21 October 16 - Scottish Secretary to Address NFUS Autumn Conference

The UK Government’s Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP, is to join a top line-up of speakers at NFU Scotland’s Autumn Conference next week (Friday 28 October), addressing delegates on the Brexit negotiations. 
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19 October 16 - Beyond Brexit: Union Launches Brexit Negotiation Discussion Documents

NFU Scotland has today (Wednesday 19 October) published two discussion documents as it considers the future for farming and crofting in a post-European Union (EU) era.

18 October 16 - NFUS Writes to Local Councils to Call for Dangerous Lantern Ban

Scotland’s farmers and crofters are calling on the Scottish public to have a happy – but lantern-free and considerate – bonfire night this November.

17 October 16 - Take Time to Protect your Property to Deter Thieves

As the darker nights draw in and the clocks change for winter, farmers, crofters and those working in the industry are urged to remain vigilant and take measures to protect their property.
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12 October 16 - Hill Farmers and Crofters Reminded of Upland Sheep Scheme Deadline

NFU Scotland is reminding hill farmers and crofters that the deadline for applications to the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) is Monday, 17 October.
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07 October 16 - Shelf Watch Reveals Inconsistent Retailer Support for Scotch Beef

A clear drive by retailers to support Scottish farmers, crofters and the country’s beef industry was evident during the latest shelf watch carried out by NFU Scotland.

05 October 16 - Embrace Innovation to Allow Industry to Grow and Thrive

By embracing innovation, the whole agricultural industry can grow and thrive, Allan Bowie, NFU Scotland’s President told the Congress of European Farmers today (Wednesday 5 October).

05 October 16 - Union Calls on Scottish Government to Meet Payments Deadline

NFU Scotland is looking for Scottish Government to draw a line under the 2015 CAP payments debacle by ensuring all eligible farmers and crofters receive what they are due by the 15 October.

05 October 16 - Union Seeks Scottish Commitment to Pillar Two Funding

NFU Scotland has responded quickly to a UK Government statement guaranteeing support levels for structural and investment fund projects after Brexit. 

05 October 16 - National Loan Scheme Deadline Looms

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters that the deadline for applying to the Scottish Government’s National Loan Scheme is only a week away (12 October).

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