News Archive September 2016
27 September 16 - Union Stresses Importance of Agricultural Industry Ahead of Parliamentary DebateNFU Scotland has stressed the importance of Scotland’s farmers and crofters to the Scottish economy and all of the downstream and ancillary rural industries that they underpin ahead of a parliamentary debate on Scotland’s rural economy and the Brexit negotiation on Tuesday 27 September.
22 September 16 - Cattle Movement Changes from Scottish GovernmentScottish Government has announced that significant changes to Scotland’s system of recording cattle movements are to be introduced at the end of the year.
20 September 16 - Farmers to Take to Clydebank to Promote Fine Scottish ProduceFarmers from Forth and Clyde region will be taking to their local Aldi store in Clydebank this weekend to encourage shoppers to support the industry and buy Scottish produce available on their doorsteps.
20 September 16 - Agricultural Wage Negotiations in New TimeframeScottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland have welcomed the decision by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) to change the effective date of annual changes to the Scottish Agricultural Minimum Wage rate.
13 September 16 - Union Welcomes Initiative to Scrutinise Agents During Rent ReviewsNFU Scotland fully supports greater scrutiny of the behaviour of professional agents who act for landlords or tenants during rent reviews.
13 September 16 - Union Welcomes Boost to Whole Rural EconomyNFU Scotland has welcomed today’s announcement from Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, that a national loan scheme will be made available to 17,000 farmers and crofters this autumn.
13 September 16 - Farming Organisations Call on Government to Introduce Mandatory Origin LabellingThe Government is being urged to consider introducing mandatory origin labelling for meat and milk in processed products.
12 September 16 - Ayrshire Farmers Promote Scottish Produce for Red Tractor WeekFarmers from Ayrshire will be taking to their local Lidl store this weekend to encourage shoppers to look for the Red Tractor logo when buying the fine Scottish produce available on their doorsteps.
12 September 16 - Farmers and Crofters Encouraged to Contact Fire Service to Map Out DangersFarmers and crofters are being urged to take precautions to protect their property as the number of fires in rural areas reached its peak last year.
09 September 16 - Call For CAP Clarity From Cabinet SecretaryNFU Scotland is calling for the Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing to provide farmers, crofters and the wider rural economy with absolute clarity on when he makes a statement to the Scottish Parliament on CAP payments next week.
09 September 16 - Dairy Producers Must Assess Individual Needs Before Applying For EU SchemeNFU Scotland is encouraging dairy producers to assess their business needs before applying for €150 million EU volume reduction scheme.
08 September 16 - Ayrshire Members Invited to Free Farm Security EventNFU Scotland members from the Ayrshire region are invited to a free information day to provide them with key information to protect their property from theft.
07 September 16 - Producers Fail to Benefit from Soaring Dairy PricesNFU Scotland has taken the plight of the dairy industry to Westminster and put forward the case for producers to receive better returns. Scottish dairy farmers continue to shoulder unsustainable losses despite a significant upturn in the market.
07 September 16 - Payment Delay Continues for Farmers and CroftersThousands of Scottish hill farmers and crofters continue to wait for almost £10 million in funding as IT delays in delivering the final tranche of payments due under the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme drag on.
07 September 16 - Rome CAP Conference Told to Focus on ActivityNFU Scotland has called for future agricultural policy – whether in a post-Brexit UK or in Europe – to refocus on active farming and food production.
05 September 16 - Free Farm Crime and Fire Safety in Dumfries and GallowayNFU Scotland is inviting its members to attend a free information day to provide them with key information to protect their property from fire and theft.
02 September 16 - Supply Chain Needs to Work to Maximise Return to Dairy FarmersThe UK farming unions are calling on the whole supply chain to maximise the return to dairy farmers who continue to lose money daily.
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