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News Archive September 2016

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27 September 16 - Union Stresses Importance of Agricultural Industry Ahead of Parliamentary Debate

NFU Scotland has stressed the importance of Scotland’s farmers and crofters to the Scottish economy and all of the downstream and ancillary rural industries that they underpin ahead of a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s rural economy and the Brexit negotiation on Tuesday 27 September.

22 September 16 - Cattle Movement Changes from Scottish Government

Scottish Government has announced that significant changes to Scotland’s system of recording cattle movements are to be introduced at the end of the year.

20 September 16 - Farmers to Take to Clydebank to Promote Fine Scottish Produce

Farmers from Forth and Clyde region will be taking to their local Aldi store in Clydebank this weekend to encourage shoppers to support the industry and buy Scottish produce available on their doorsteps.

20 September 16 - Agricultural Wage Negotiations in New Timeframe

Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland have welcomed the decision by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) to change the effective date of annual changes to the Scottish Agricultural Minimum Wage rate.

13 September 16 - Union Welcomes Initiative to Scrutinise Agents During Rent Reviews

NFU Scotland fully supports greater scrutiny of the behaviour of professional agents who act for landlords or tenants during rent reviews.

13 September 16 - Union Welcomes Boost to Whole Rural Economy

NFU Scotland has welcomed today’s announcement from Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, that a national loan scheme will be made available to 17,000 farmers and crofters this autumn.

13 September 16 - Farming Organisations Call on Government to Introduce Mandatory Origin Labelling

The Government is being urged to consider introducing mandatory origin labelling for meat and milk in processed products.

12 September 16 - Ayrshire Farmers Promote Scottish Produce for Red Tractor Week

Farmers from Ayrshire will be taking to their local Lidl store this weekend to encourage shoppers to look for the Red Tractor logo when buying the fine Scottish produce available on their doorsteps.

12 September 16 - Farmers and Crofters Encouraged to Contact Fire Service to Map Out Dangers

Farmers and crofters are being urged to take precautions to protect their property as the number of fires in rural areas reached its peak last year.

09 September 16 - Call For CAP Clarity From Cabinet Secretary

NFU Scotland is calling for the Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing to provide farmers, crofters and the wider rural economy with absolute clarity on when he makes a statement to the Scottish Parliament on CAP payments next week.
Dairy Cows Standing

09 September 16 - Dairy Producers Must Assess Individual Needs Before Applying For EU Scheme

NFU Scotland is encouraging dairy producers to assess their business needs before applying for €150 million EU volume reduction scheme.

08 September 16 - Ayrshire Members Invited to Free Farm Security Event

NFU Scotland members from the Ayrshire region are invited to a free information day to provide them with key information to protect their property from theft.
Dairy Cow Lying Down

07 September 16 - Producers Fail to Benefit from Soaring Dairy Prices

NFU Scotland has taken the plight of the dairy industry to Westminster and put forward the case for producers to receive better returns.  Scottish dairy farmers continue to shoulder unsustainable losses despite a significant upturn in the market.
Hill sheep

07 September 16 - Payment Delay Continues for Farmers and Crofters

Thousands of Scottish hill farmers and crofters continue to wait for almost £10 million in funding as IT delays in delivering the final tranche of payments due under the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme drag on.

07 September 16 - Rome CAP Conference Told to Focus on Activity

NFU Scotland has called for future agricultural policy – whether in a post-Brexit UK or in Europe – to refocus on active farming and food production.

05 September 16 - Free Farm Crime and Fire Safety in Dumfries and Galloway

NFU Scotland is inviting its members to attend a free information day to provide them with key information to protect their property from fire and theft.
Dairy Cows Standing

02 September 16 - Supply Chain Needs to Work to Maximise Return to Dairy Farmers

The UK farming unions are calling on the whole supply chain to maximise the return to dairy farmers who continue to lose money daily.

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