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News Archive April 2014

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15 April 14 - Agricultural Holdings Review Opens Door to Change

NFU Scotland believes a complementary package of measures with an independent Land Adjudicator at its core can restore health and vibrancy to Scotland’s land tenancy sector.

10 April 14 - Scientific Evidence Drives 24 Percent Cut in NVZ Area

A Scottish Government consultation launched today (10 April) will significantly reduce the overall area of farmland in Scotland affected by restrictions on nitrate use.
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09 April 14 - Beef Scheme Shows Value in Coupled Support

NFU Scotland has welcomed today’s Scottish Government announcement that payments under the Scottish Beef Scheme are to start arriving in beef farmers’ bank accounts from Thursday 17 April.
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09 April 14 - Union Teases Out Rough Grazing Options for Scotland

After two days of meetings in Brussels with Commission officials, NFU Scotland has committed to working proactively with Europe on identifying CAP delivery options for those in Scotland’s rough grazing region (RGR).
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09 April 14 - Union’s Centenary Trust Donations Reach £190,000

Projects across the country have now benefited from nearly £190,000 of funds from NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust.

09 April 14 - UK Unions Spell Out Priorities in European Manifesto

NFU Scotland has joined other UK unions in outlining its priorities for the next European parliamentary term.

08 April 14 - Mixed Picture for Scotland’s Growers this Spring

It is a very mixed picture for Scotland’s arable, potato, fruit and vegetable growers this spring.
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07 April 14 - Call on Commission to Deliver CAP Clarity

NFU Scotland has wasted no time in setting up meetings in Brussels after last week’s disappointing decision on additional coupled support.

07 April 14 - Farmers Still Being Targeted By Banking Scam

Scottish farmers are continuing to be targeted in a banking fraud scam.
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04 April 14 - Tenants And Landowners Building Union’s Vision For Agricultural Holdings

Fresh ideas on the Scottish tenanted sector have emerged at NFU Scotland roadshow meetings held in the past few weeks.
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02 April 14 - Need For Rethink On Farmland Flood Risk Management

The frequency and severity of flooding on agricultural land in Scotland has seen NFU Scotland discuss with the Scottish Government its list of new recommendations to bolster the nation’s resilience.
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02 April 14 - Union Angered By Coupling Option Announcement

Statements from Europe today (1 April) indicating that Scottish farmers will be denied greater coupling options under new CAP arrangements have left them angered and disappointed.

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