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News Archive December 2014

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18 December 14 - Milk Monitor Conference Tackles Future Projections for The Industry

NFU Scotland hosted the first milk monitors conference, in what will now be an annual event to discuss the current dairy market situation as well as future projections for the industry.
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17 December 14 - Scotland’s CAP Decisions a Leap in the Dark

Scottish Government decisions on introducing new support arrangements for Scottish farmers are a leap in the dark according to NFU Scotland.

17 December 14 - Union Gears Up for Land Reform Debate

The inclusion of a Land Reform Bill in the first legislative programme laid out by the new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will see NFU Scotland go to its membership in January to firm up on its response. 

17 December 14 - Political Year Like No Other for NFU Scotland

NFU Scotland’s political engagement across three parliaments – Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels - reached unprecedented levels in 2014.

17 December 14 - Union Focus on Delivering Greater Value to Members

Union activity across Scotland in response to the headline issues of 2014 has ensured its grass roots membership has been fully engaged in the debates around independence, CAP Reform and agricultural tenancy changes.

16 December 14 - Call to Pick Up the Pace on Red Tape Review

Scottish Government must pick up the pace on its efforts to strip bureaucracy and red tape out of Scottish farming.

16 December 14 - Greening Start Dates Looming for Scottish Farmers

Although final details have still to be agreed, Scottish farmers must remember that key greening and cross-compliance deadlines start next month.

16 December 14 - Candidates Confirmed For NFUS President and Vice President Election Race

Six candidates will be standing in NFU Scotland’s election for the positions of President and Vice Presidents.
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16 December 14 - Stirling School Pupil Wins Union’s ‘Design a Front Cover’ Competition

A primary three pupil from Stirling scooped first prize in an NFU Scotland-run competition to design the front cover of its membership magazine.
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05 December 14 - Busy Brussels Trip for Scottish Union

A trip to Brussels by Scottish farming union officials has identified that many nations in Europe are toiling with implementing the new CAP arrangements.

04 December 14 - Safety Reminder for Farmers and Staff this Winter

Farmers and their staff are being urged to take extra care this winter.
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03 December 14 - Orkney Dairy Farmers Meet Cabinet Secretary on Future for Milk Production

Orkney dairy farmers met with Scottish Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead yesterday (Tuesday, 2 December) to discuss the future of the sector on the islands.
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03 December 14 - Co-operative Approach Pays Dividends in Dingwall

Scottish farmers are being invited to visit the first 100 percent co-operatively owned wind development in Scotland at Dingwall next week (Wednesday, 10 December).
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02 December 14 - UK Unions Meet to Tackle Crisis In Dairy Sector

NFU Scotland met with representatives from the rest of the UK’s farming unions to tackle the current crisis in the dairy sector.
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02 December 14 - Union Targets Scottish Government and Europe Over Cap Implementation Failures

NFU Scotland has written to Scottish Government and will be in Europe this week as it emerges that plans for CAP implementation in Scotland will fail to deliver on two fronts.
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01 December 14 - NFU Scotland Welcomes SFP Payment Start

NFU Scotland has welcomed Scottish Government’s announcement that support payments to Scottish farmers will begin today (Monday 1 December).  This maintains the Scottish Government’s good track record in the prompt delivery of the Single Farm Payment (SFP) to eligible farmers.

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