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News Archive January 2015

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22 January 15 - Union Encouraged by Scotland Bill Measures on Improving Communication Between Governments

NFU Scotland is encouraged that the UK Government’s Command Paper recognises Lord Smith’s recommendation that transparency and communication should be improved between governments, and will engage further with the process to see how this could be developed to ensure better representation at an EU level in future negotiations.
Renewables

21 January 15 - Most Extensive Display of Renewables Technology at Borders Open Day

NFU Scotland’s ground-breaking Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) is giving Scottish farmers the chance to view the most extensive display of renewable technologies to be seen on one farm.

21 January 15 - Union Calls for Freight Ferry Tariff Extension

NFU Scotland has called for a ferry tariff scheme to be extended to commercial vehicles in a bid to boost fragile island economies.
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21 January 15 - Reminder on Annual Sheep and Goat Count

NFU Scotland is reminding all Scottish sheep and goat keepers to return their annual inventory form before 31 January.
Potatoes

20 January 15 - Promotion Key to Potato Producer Fortunes

To combat tumbling consumption, NFU Scotland has urged the potato industry’s statutory levy body to consider shifting its funding emphasis from research and development to more promotion.
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16 January 15 - Union Supports Financial Advice Help for Dairy Sector

NFU Scotland has welcomed the launch of a levy-funded package aimed at delivering financial advice to hard-pressed dairy farmers.

15 January 15 - Union Requests Hedgecutting Derogation for OSR Growers

The date on which Scottish farmers can commence cutting and maintaining hedges around their fields has changed from 31 July to 31 August.
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14 January 15 - Be Safe with Spikes this Winter

With winter here, NFU Scotland is reminding those feeding or bedding stock with bale spikes, pallet forks or tines to ensure that, when traveling on the roads, they do so safely.

14 January 15 - ScotGov Urged to Firm up on Activity Criteria

NFU Scotland has written to Scottish Government calling for it to toughen up rules on activity to ensure precious direct support funds are reserved solely for genuine producers.

14 January 15 - New Entrant Schemes Open for Business

Two important grant schemes for new entrants are now open and NFU Scotland is urging would-be applicants to check key deadlines to avoid missing out.

07 January 15 - Renewables Initiative Opens 2015 Programme with Borders Visit

NFU Scotland’s ground-breaking Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) will open its 2015 programme of events in the Borders, with a look at a new anaerobic digestion plant set up on a Hawick farm.
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06 January 15 - NFUS Centenary Trust Donations Total £207,000

Final round sees more than £20,000 awarded to organisations in Argyll, Angus, the Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, Fife, Moray, North East and Ayrshire.

05 January 15 - NFUS Presidential Elections Hustings Start This Week

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