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News Archive February 2016

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Mark Donald - New Generation Chairman 2016

09 February 16 - Stirlingshire Farmer Takes On Role of NFUS New Generation Chairman

NFU Scotland’s New Generation Committee voted Port of Mentieth farmer Mark Donald as its new chairman.

08 February 16 - Scottish Government Urged to Deliver Part Payments

Scottish farmers are calling on Scottish Government to immediately address the cashflow crisis in Scottish agriculture by delivering part payment to all claimants.

08 February 16 - Celebrate Chinese New Year Safely

Scotland’s farmers are asking the public to avoid the use of sky lanterns during Chinese New Year celebrations.

03 February 16 - Payments, Prices, Policies and Politicians Drive AGM Agenda

Delayed payments, poor prices and political decisions will drive the agenda at NFU Scotland’s AGM when it meets in St Andrews next week (Thursday 11 February and Friday 12 February).

02 February 16 - NFUS Supports Tenancies Passed Down Family Line and Sold for a 35 Year Term

NFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee this week to voice its support for legislation to be broadened to enable tenants in secure tenancies to pass the farm down the family line.

02 February 16 - Scottish Government Continues to Let Down Scottish Farmers over Greening

Four weeks into a new Basic Payment Scheme year and Scottish Government has failed to provide satisfactory updated guidance to Scottish farmers on greening and has done little to remove the unnecessary gold-plating it has created.

01 February 16 - Floodbank Restoration Scheme Opens for Applications

Details on how to apply to the Scottish Government’s floodbank restoration scheme have been announced with NFU Scotland encouraging flood-hit farmers to apply to the £1 million fund.

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