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News Archive February 2017

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NR29-17 Centenary Trust

10 February 17 - NFUS Centenary Trust Winds Up with Final Charity Donation

NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust has awarded a final cheque of £1,050 to mark its closing.

10 February 17 - Union Calls for Suspended Funds to be Allocated to New Entrants and Young Farmers

NFU Scotland has called for a suspended pot of Rural Development funding to be directed towards Scotland’s new generation of farmers and crofters.
Board of Directors 2017

08 February 17 - New Look to NFU Scotland’s Board of Directors

There is a new look to NFU Scotland Board of Directors.
Andrew McCornick 2017

07 February 17 - Andrew McCornick elected President of NFU Scotland

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd President of NFU Scotland.  Mr McCornick, previously a Vice President at the Union, now takes over one of the top jobs in Scottish agriculture.
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07 February 17 - Dynamic duo from Loch Lomond take NFU Scotland ambassador award

NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual’s prestigious Ambassador Award has been presented to dynamic duo, Anne and Bobby Lennox.   The couple, from Shantron Farm, near Luss on Loch Lomond-side were announced as winners of the trophy at NFU Scotland’s annual dinner, held in Glasgow last night (6 February).

07 February 17 - NFUS Dinner Raises Almost £4000 for Rural Charities

Rural charities have benefited from almost £4000 raised at NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow on Monday 6 February 2017.
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06 February 17 - Skye’s Jake wins Miskelly award for services to the Union and Scottish farming

Well-known Skye NFU Scotland group secretary and NFU Mutual local agent Jake Sayles has been awarded one of the Union’s highest accolades – the John Miskelly Award.
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06 February 17 - St Boswells office wins Union recruitment honour

The Membership Flame – an NFU Scotland award that recognises outstanding efforts in recruitment and retention of members - has gone to the Borders West team of Richard Forsyth, Rory Murray, Laura Bell and Joyce Grigor based at Newton St Boswells. 
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06 February 17 - Union focus on future in unpredictable times

NFU Scotland’s Chief Executive Scott Walker stated that unpredictable times will not deflect from the Union’s primary purpose of driving profitability and growth for Scottish farmers and crofters.
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06 February 17 - Profitability, innovation and collaboration key for industry to grow

In his address to NFU Scotland’s Annual General Meeting, President Allan Bowie stressed how important profitability, innovation and collaboration are for the Scottish agricultural industry to grow. 

03 February 17 - Farmers Urged to Add Detail to Beef Efficiency Scheme Information Before 7 February Deadline

Farmers who are applying to the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) are being reminded of the upcoming deadline of 7 February for recording calving information.

01 February 17 - Farming and Food Sector Requirements Key to Brexit

NFU Scotland has called for the requirements of the farming, food and drink sectors to be front and centre of Brexit negotiations.

01 February 17 - Fine Scottish Produce Forms Stunning One-Off Annual Dinner Menu

A fine array of fresh Scottish produce will form NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner, taking place at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow on Monday 6 February 2017.

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