News Archive December 2013
19 December 13 - EU See Sense on Tractor and Trailer TestingNew burdensome EU proposals on tractor and trailer testing look to have been defeated in the European Union yesterday (Wednesday) after intensive lobbying from UK farming unions.
16 December 13 - Union’s Vice-Presidential Candidates AnnouncedNFU Scotland’s Presidential team for 2014 will be unchanged.
16 December 13 - More Than £100k Given Out to Promote Farming in 2013 by Centenary TrustProjects across the country benefitted from more than £124,000 from NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust during 2013.
16 December 13 - Union Rejects Funds Transfer ProposalNFU Scotland has rejected proposals from the Scottish Government to transfer money between different pillars of Scotland’s rural funding, as allowed under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
16 December 13 - 2014 – A Pivotal Point for Scottish AgricultureNFU Scotland’s President, Nigel Miller, has described 2014 as a pivotal point for Scottish agriculture.
16 December 13 - DEFRA Asked to Explain Convergence Decision Under FOI RequestNFU Scotland is maintaining the pressure on Westminster following its failure to address European requirements on convergence and, instead, deliver Scottish farmers a poor budget deal.
16 December 13 - Union Reports Robust Set of Accounts for 2013In its Centenary year, NFU Scotland is reporting that the business is in robust health and that further investment in staff and services will see the Union enter its second century on the front foot.
12 December 13 - 2 Sisters and 2 Agri Meet with Union and Chicken ProducersNFU Scotland and the newly-created Scottish Chicken Growers Association (SCGA) met with 2 Agri and 2 Sisters on Wednesday to discuss how to secure the future of the poultry industry in Scotland.
11 December 13 - Proposal Put Forward by Scottish Poultry ProducersChicken producers in Scotland are looking for 2 Sisters Food Group to discuss in full various logistical costs in growing and producing chicken in Scotland.
10 December 13 - Land Tenure 2020 Follow on SeminarNFU Scotland will host a follow up seminar focussed on creating a healthy and vibrant tenanted sector, in Edinburgh next week (Tuesday 17 December).
10 December 13 - Growers Given Legal Advice at NFUS Follow Up MeetingNFU Scotland has been providing legal advice for growers who supply the 2 Sisters Food Group’s Letham and Coupar Angus plants as negotiations continue.
06 December 13 - Union Backing for Red Tape RecommendationsAn interim report looking to tackle the level of red tape suffocating Scottish farmers has been welcomed NFU Scotland.
05 December 13 - Union Disappointment at Funds Transfer ProposalsNFU Scotland has expressed disappointment at Scottish Government proposals to transfer 9.5 percent of Scotland’s direct support funds to rural development funding.
03 December 13 - Action Points Agreed Following 2 Sisters MeetingProducers from across the country who have been affected by the restructuring of the 2 Sisters Food Group attended a meeting on Monday 2 December.
02 December 13 - Union Meets Dairy Farmers in Campbeltown and ButeThe issues affecting dairy farmers in more remote areas of Argyll and Bute have been at the forefront of discussions this week.
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