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29 April 16 - Owners Urged to Keep Dogs Under Control or Run the Risk of Being Prosecuted

Dog walkers in Edinburgh and the Lothians are being urged to keep their dogs on a lead or under close control after a spate of sheep worrying attacks in the Pentland Hills.

27 April 16 - NFUS to Hold Beef Producer Drop-In Session in Lanark

NFU Scotland’s livestock committee has extended its programme of drop-in sessions at store sales to take place at Lanark Mart next week. This is one of seven taking place around the country as farmer’s concerns about the beef market grow.
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27 April 16 - Scottish Government Delivers on April Payment Pledge as Beef Calf Payment Run Starts

NFU Scotland believes that Scottish Government has virtually fulfilled its pledge to ensure any Scottish farmers and crofters who had not received any support payment by the end of March would receive a nationally-funded payment from the Scottish Government in April.

27 April 16 - Union Uses European Meetings to Highlight Trade Deal Dangers to Scotch Beef

NFU Scotland’s Livestock committee chairman has used European platforms to highlight the danger that a flawed trade deal with South American countries could have on Scotland’s iconic beef industry. 
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20 April 16 - Farmers Urged to be Extra Vigilant After 450 Sheep Stolen

Farmers across the country are being urged to be on their guard and check their livestock regularly after around 450 in-lamb cheviot ewes were stolen in the space of 24 hours from a farm in Dumfries and Galloway.
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20 April 16 - NFU Scotland Urges Retailers to Strengthen Support for Scottish Lamb

NFU Scotland has written to some of the UK’s largest retailers asking when they expect to exclusively stock home produced lamb in their stores.

19 April 16 - Agri-Environment Deadline Looming for Scottish Farmers

As things stand, Scottish farmers have until tomorrow (20 April) to submit their agri-environment climate scheme (AECS) applications.

19 April 16 - Union’s Renewables Project Short-Listed for UK Award

NFU Scotland’s innovative farm-based renewables project has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

18 April 16 - Members Invited to Attend North East Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Kintore Arms, Inverurie to provide a platform for debate and allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

15 April 16 - Members Invited to Attend Angus Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Reid Hall, Forfar provide a platform for debate and allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

14 April 16 - Members Invited to Attend Highland Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Dingwall Mart on 20 April to provide a platform for debate and allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

13 April 16 - EU Parliament Votes to Support Glyphosate Authorisation

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to support the re-authorisation of the key herbicide glyphosate.

13 April 16 - Members Invited to Attend Dumfries and Galloway Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Douglas Arms Hotel, Castle Douglas on 19 April to provide a platform for debate and allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

13 April 16 - Concern at Beef Price Drop and Abattoir Queues

NFU Scotland’s livestock committee is to extend its programme of drop-in sessions at store sales around the country as farmer concerns about the beef market grow.

13 April 16 - Members Invited to Attend Perthshire Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Huntingtower Hotel, Perth on 18 April to provide a platform for debate and allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

08 April 16 - Big Rural Debate Thrashes Out Array of Rural Issues

Rural issues were brought to the fore of the Scottish election campaign at the National Rural Hustings this evening.

06 April 16 - Unions Call for Re-Registration of Glyphosate

NFU Scotland, and other UK farming unions, have joined forces to fight off desperate last minute attempts by campaigners to thwart the re-registration of glyphosate.

06 April 16 - NFUS Calls Meeting with Muller Over Restructuring Plans

NFU Scotland has written to Muller UK & Ireland to request a meeting following an announcement last week to wind down its processing operations at its Aberdeen dairy.

06 April 16 - Members Invited to Attend Ayrshire Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Black Bull Hotel, Tarbolton on 12 April to provide a platform for debate and allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

06 April 16 - Members Invited to Attend Forth and Clyde Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Radstone Hotel, Larkhall on 11 April. The event will provide a platform for debate and allow members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

05 April 16 - Stop Start Spring Frustrating Farmers and Growers

A snapshot of how cereal and fruit growers around Scotland are faring suggests that a drier spell of weather in March allowed some progress with ploughing, sowing, muck-spreading and fertiliser application but cold, wet weather since then has been a set back and most are now resigned to a late spring and what that may mean for their crops.
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05 April 16 - Chips are Down for Scotland’s Farm Dogs

Scotland’s farmers and crofters are being reminded that from tomorrow (6 April 2016) all dogs in Scotland over eight weeks of age, including the faithful farm collie, will need to be microchipped and registered on an approved database.

05 April 16 - Bringing Rural Issues to the Fore at National Hustings

Rural stakeholders will present Scotland’s main political parties with key questions on how they will prioritise and take forward rural policies after May’s Scottish Parliamentary Elections at a national hustings event later this week.
Manifesto 2016

04 April 16 - Manifesto Challenges Scotland’s Politicians to Deliver for Farmers and Crofters

NFU Scotland’s Manifesto for Scottish Farming puts farming, food and the well-being of Scotland’s rural economy at the centre of the debate ahead of the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections on 5 May.
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01 April 16 - UK Farming Unions Hold Belfast Summit Meeting

The leaders of the UK farm unions, meeting in Belfast, have agreed to press for more rapid progress to secure an involvement by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in agriculture.

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