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News Archive July 2016

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Dairy Cow Lying Down

22 July 16 - Finer Detail of EU Dairy Package Revealed

Following an announcement of a new EU dairy package earlier this week, NFU Scotland has been seeking further details of how this will benefit Scottish farmers.
Wide Vehicle

22 July 16 - Reminder to Apply for Agricultural Dispensation to Move Wide Vehicles Ahead of Harvest

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to apply for an agricultural dispensation to Police Scotland for wide vehicle movements ahead of harvest time.

21 July 16 - Union to Promote Fine Scottish Produce to Shoppers in Dumfries and Galloway

Once again, NFU Scotland’s regional team in Dumfries and Galloway will be setting up stall at a local Aldi store to speak to shoppers and promote the fine Scottish food available on their doorstep.
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20 July 16 - Dairy Farmers Urged Against the Use of Velactis

Farmers are being asked to stop using Velactis following a suspension by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).

19 July 16 - Union Seeks Further Clarity on EU Dairy Package Commitment

A €500 million dairy package, announced by the European Commission this week, is a positive step in the right direction to assist the sector, however NFU Scotland believes that further clarification is needed as to how the schemes will work.

15 July 16 - UK Farming Union Presidents Unite in Call for Competitive Farming Sector

The UK farming sector is a strong dynamic industry with huge potential outside the EU, the presidents of the four UK farming unions agreed today.

15 July 16 - Farmers and Crofters Urged to Report Livestock Thefts

Farmers and crofters across the country are being encouraged to report any incidents of livestock theft after a man was arrested and charged following a high-value theft in the Highlands.
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15 July 16 - Deadline Extended for Beef Efficiency Scheme Data to be Completed

NFU Scotland has welcomed an extension to the deadline to the Beef Efficiency Scheme data to be completed but is encouraging farmers and crofters not to delay in doing so.

12 July 16 - Union Introduces First New Branch in Eighty Years

For the first time since the 1930s, NFU Scotland is to launch a new branch.
EU Flags - Brexit

08 July 16 - NFU Scotland Sets Out its Brexit Commitments

NFU Scotland has drawn up a list of commitments it wants governments to address, as the lengthy process of negotiating an exit from Europe a replacement farming policy for the CAP begins.
Cow & Calf

08 July 16 - Deadline Approaching for Beef Efficiency Scheme Information Submissions

Farmers and crofters are being encouraged to complete the information that is required for their Beef Efficiency Scheme application ahead of 15 July deadline.
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08 July 16 - Farm Safety Week Final Day Focus – Children on Farm

Today marks the final day of Farm Safety Week 2016 concluding with a reminder that farming is not child’s play.
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07 July 16 - Farm Safety Week – Day 4 Transport

In recent years, work-related fatalities in the UK and Ireland’s farming industries have been disproportionate compared to the number of deaths in other industries.
Hill sheep

06 July 16 - Scottish Hill Sheep Payment Delays Continue

Despite ongoing failure to make payments under Scotland’s new Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS), NFU Scotland has formally written to the Scottish Government with recommended changes to its operation.
NR163-16 Morag Kilpatrick

06 July 16 - Farm Safety Week – Taking Stock of Livestock

Against the background of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) annual Livestock Event opening today at Birmingham’s NEC, day three of Farm Safety Week casts a spotlight on livestock and, in particular, crush injuries.

05 July 16 - Officeholders Drive Forward Flooding Action Plan

NFU Scotland’s officeholders have visited 15 flood-hit farms across Scotland in recent days as it moves forward with proposals to minimise future flood risk to businesses, homes and farmland.

05 July 16 - Dairy Market Lift Merits Immediate Milk Price Move

NFU Scotland is calling on all milk purchasers to immediately pass a fair share of higher market returns back to producers.
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05 July 16 - Farm Safety Week – Take a Chance with Machinery? Not on your life!

Tuesday of Farm Safety Week focuses on machinery. Poorly used or faulty machinery is a major cause of death and injury on farms. Farmers come into contact with a host of machinery daily - combines, choppers and hay balers which bring their own attendant dangers.

04 July 16 - Further Calls for ScotGov to Strip Out Goldplating

NFU Scotland is pressing Scottish Government to strip out gold-plating from within Scotland’s greening rules and remove the competitive disadvantage faced by our farmers and crofters.
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04 July 16 - Farm Safety Week 2016 Kicks off Today Focussing on ‘Who Would Fill Your Boots?’

Today (Monday 4 July) marks the start of the fourth annual Farm Safety Week, which aims to reduce the number of accidents that continue to give agriculture the poorest record of any occupation in the UK and Ireland.
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01 July 16 - Union Pushes for Greater Retailer Support for Scottish Food and Farming

NFU Scotland’s campaign to secure greater sales of Scottish produce through our major supermarket stores continues to gather momentum.

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