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News Archive October 2014

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31 October 14 - Union Response to Smith Commission Submitted

NFU Scotland has submitted its final response to the Smith Commission following a wide-ranging, yet fast-paced, consultation with members over the last three weeks.

29 October 14 - Looking to the Future as a Union After an ‘Incredible’ Year

NFU Scotland President Nigel Miller stressed the importance of now looking to the future as he opened the Union’s annual Council, held today (29 October) at Battleby, near Perth.
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29 October 14 - Future of Scotland’s Dairy Sector Gets Top Billing at Agriscot

The future direction of the Scottish dairy sector will be debated at next month’s AgriScot event, being staged on Wednesday 19 November at Ingliston, near Edinburgh.

28 October 14 - Starting Gun Fired on Union Elections

NFU Scotland is now taking nominations for the positions of President and Vice President as current President Nigel Miller’s four years in office comes to an end.
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28 October 14 - Union Disappointment at EU Decision on Beef Calf Scheme

The European Union has ruled out Scotland front-loading payments made under the new Beef Calf Scheme that would have supported smaller beef producers, crofters and new entrants.

22 October 14 - Agricultural Holdings, Greening and Constitutional Change on Council Agenda

NFU Scotland members will debate agricultural holdings legislation; changes to the Union’s constitution and controversial greening rules when its council meets at SNH Battleby, near Perth on Wednesday 29 October.

17 October 14 - Union Taking Views for Submission to Smith Commission

NFU Scotland is meeting its members around the country as it prepares to put forward its submission to the Smith Commission on further devolution.

10 October 14 - Union Proposes New Farmed Environment Forum

NFU Scotland has contacted key Scottish politicians this week asking them to consider a new forum to debate environmental matters that have implications for our farming and crofting sectors.

08 October 14 - Greening Shift to Help Scottish Growers

NFU Scotland has welcomed a Scottish Government announcement that makes the growing of Nitrogen Fixing Crops (NFC) a viable greening option for Scottish farmers. That marks progress in bringing a complete greening package for Scotland forward.

08 October 14 - Funding and Construction Challenges to Feature in on Farm Renewables Event

One of Scotland’s strongest supporters of on-farm renewables, David Smith, is to map out the funding and construction challenges faced when putting an on-farm wind energy plan into practice.

07 October 14 - Agricultural Vehicle Roadshow to be Held this Autumn

A series of workshops, focusing on agricultural vehicle legislation and transportation, are to be held this autumn.
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01 October 14 - New Round of Applications Sought for Centenary Trust Cash

NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust is now taking applications for another round of funding it has available.

01 October 14 - Scotland’s Growers to Meet Cabinet Secretary to Call for Pause on Greening

Scottish growers are to meet with Richard Lochhead to discuss the damage that current greening proposals will have on their business and to urge the Cabinet Secretary to pause for the sake of the sector.

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