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News Archive June 2016

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28 June 16 - Farmers Tell Their Stories to Save Lives on Farm

NFU Scotland will be using Farm Safety Week, which takes place from 4 to 8 July, to highlight measures farmers and those working within the industry can take to ensure safety on farms.

28 June 16 - Union Presses Ahead with Greening Change Demands

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 growers.

24 June 16 - Locally-Sourced Fine Scottish Produce the Focus of NFUS Drinks Reception

For several years, NFU Scotland has boasted an array of high-quality Scottish produce at its Royal Highland Show drinks reception, and 2016 is no different.

24 June 16 - Encouraging Women to Get More Involved in The Union

In recent months NFU Scotland has been increasing its work to encourage more women to get involved in union activity and agriculture on a wider scale.

24 June 16 - European Vote Changes Political Landscape

The vote for the UK to leave the EU, and the subsequent announcement that the Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down in October marks a hugely significant time in the political and social landscape of the country.
Flooding/wet weather

23 June 16 - Scottish Union Seeking Speedy Progress to Reduce Flooding Risk

NFU Scotland’s officeholder team will shortly be meeting again with farmers affected by flooding on several of Scotland’s major rivers to identify areas where the risk of flooding to farmland, homes and businesses is highest.

23 June 16 - Beef Efficiency Scheme Start Up Success

News that almost 50 percent of Scotland’s iconic beef herd is likely to be enrolled into the ground-breaking Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) for its first year has been welcomed by NFU Scotland.

23 June 16 - Support Payment Debacle Nearing Closure

Scotland’s 2015 farm payment debacle is finally nearing closure after many months of heartache and financial pressure on Scotland’s farmers, crofters and the wider agri-community. 

23 June 16 - Union Support for Save a Life for Scotland Initiative

On behalf of Scotland’s farming and crofting families, most of whom live and work in isolated, rural parts, NFU Scotland has voiced its support for the Save a Life for Scotland initiative.
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23 June 16 - Seven More Agricultural Organisations Take the Scottish Farming Dyslexia Pledge

Eight more agricultural organisations have today (Thursday 23 June) signed a pledge to adopt good practice in communications to support those within the farming and crofting community who have dyslexia.
Dairy Cow Lying Down

22 June 16 - Glimmer of Light at the End of Milk Price Tunnel

Falling milk production across the UK and Europe, a slight lift in dairy commodity auction prices and firmer spot markets for milk have produced the first glimmer of good news for Scottish dairy farmers in almost two years.

15 June 16 - Union to Drive Forward Scotch Beef and Lamb Markets

NFU Scotland will use the nation’s biggest agricultural showcase – The Royal Highland Show – to take up livestock producer concerns with major retailers.

15 June 16 - Farmers to Promote Scottish Produce in Aberdeen this Weekend

Farmers will be speaking to consumers this Saturday (18 June) in Aberdeen to promote Scottish produce.
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14 June 16 - Free Dyslexia Drop-In Sessions Available at Highland Show

NFU Scotland and Dyslexia Scotland have teamed up for a second year to provide drop-in sessions for farmers, crofters and those working within the agricultural industry, at this year’s Royal Highland Show.
News Release 138-16

06 June 16 - Farmers Invited to Free Luss Fire and Rural Crime Event

Farmers in the Argyll and Bute and Forth and Clyde regions are invited to a free farm fire safety and crime prevention event.

03 June 16 - Open Letter from UK Unions Makes Case for Glyphosate

Presidents of the UK farming unions have sent written to European policymakers and elected officials on the importance of the reauthorisation of glyphosate. 
Milk Bottles

01 June 16 - Tullos Aberdeenshire Closure ‘Deeply Disappointing’

The closure of the Tullos processing plant in Aberdeenshire is ‘deeply disappointing’, says NFU Scotland.

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