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News Archive May 2016

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26 May 16 - Union to Highlight Trade Deal Concerns

NFU Scotland has invited Scottish MEPs to join them on farm or at an agricultural show this summer to discuss growing concerns amongst farmers and crofters regarding the potential impact that trade deals could have on Scottish agriculture.
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25 May 16 - Union Meets New Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy

NFU Scotland has met with Fergus Ewing MSP, the newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity at Holyrood this morning (Wednesday, 25 May).
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24 May 16 - Union Asks Retailers to Drive Demand for Milk

Following a successful farmer-led campaign in Devon, NFU Scotland has written to the nation’s biggest supermarkets asking them to reposition fresh milk in their Scottish stores as a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks.

20 May 16 - Union and Young Farmers Come Together to Look at Future Farming For Success

An innovative event looking at the future of farming has seen Scotland’s farming union and young farmers look to further strengthen ties in the future.

20 May 16 - Confidence Being Sapped from Livestock Sector Due to Low Farm Gate Prices

The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors.
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20 May 16 - Commissioner Urged to Drive Forward Simplification Agenda

European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan was urged to drive forward his ‘simplification’ agenda as he visited a West Lothian farm this morning (20 May).
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20 May 16 - Political Heavyweights Debate EU Referendum

Two political heavyweights have driven forward the debate on what the forthcoming EU referendum could mean for Scottish farmers and crofters.

19 May 16 - Union Meets First Milk to Discuss its Scottish Milk Field

NFU Scotland has met with First Milk to discuss the farmer-owned businesses’ turnaround plan and what that means for its Scottish members.

19 May 16 - UK Farming Unions Criticise Unnecessary Delay on Glyphosate

The UK farming unions have today (19 May) criticised the delay regarding a decision on the reauthorisation of glyphosate for the second time.

19 May 16 - Scottish Government Slammed in Damning Audit Report

The Scottish Government programme set up to deliver CAP support to the agricultural industry continues to fail Scotland’s farmers and crofters at a growing cost to taxpayers.

18 May 16 - Union Welcomes New Look to Scottish Cabinet

NFU Scotland has welcomed a new look to the way Scottish Government will drive forward Scotland’s rural economy in the years ahead.

18 May 16 - Union’s Campaign Gets More Scottish Lamb on Shelves

As a result of work by NFU Scotland, more Scottish and British lamb is making its way onto retailers’ shelves.

17 May 16 - Union’s Crops Committee Calls for Glyphosate Re-Authorisation Ahead of Vote

NFU Scotland’s Combinable Crops Committee believes science-led common sense must prevail when a standing committee considers re-authorisation of Europe’s most commonly used herbicide, glyphosate this week.

11 May 16 - Beef Efficiency Scheme Clarity and Joint Drive for Uptake After Industry Meeting

NFU Scotland and other beef sector stakeholders are looking to drive uptake of the new Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) before the 31 May deadline.
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11 May 16 - Stakeholders Encouraged to Take the Dyslexia Pledge

Organisations from the farming industry have this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding to adopt good practice in communications.

11 May 16 - Support Scheme Application Window to be Extended

Scottish Government is to extend the application window for applying to vital CAP support schemes from 16 May to 15 June.

09 May 16 - Union Engaged in EU Debate as Momentum Builds Towards 23 June Vote

NFU Scotland continues to put the nation’s farming and food sectors at the heart of the EU debate as momentum builds towards the vote on 23 June.

09 May 16 - Future Farming for Success Event to Focus on Next Generation

Young farmers are being invited to an NFU Scotland event which will focus on the future of young farmers in Dumfries and Galloway.

06 May 16 - NFU Scotland Calls for Clear Guidance on Crofting Grazings Committees to be Issued

NFU Scotland has asked the Crofting Commission to bring forward a simple guide to best practice for grazing committees.

06 May 16 - Union Pulling Together Beef Stakeholders to Look at Efficiency Scheme

Stakeholders in the beef sector are attending a Union meeting this Monday, 9 May, to discuss the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) to encourage an industry-wide uptake.

06 May 16 - Elections Bring Fresh Dynamic to Scottish Parliament

Voting in the Scottish Parliamentary elections has brought a new dynamic to Scottish politics for the five years ahead.

05 May 16 - Mapping Problems Lead to Call For Support Scheme Window to be Extended

NFU Scotland will request that Scottish Government extend the application window for applying to vital CAP support schemes.

04 May 16 - Beware of Fraudsters Targeting Farmers in Scams

NFU Scotland is urging its members to remain vigilant as fraudulent scams continue to target the farming community.
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04 May 16 - Union to Host Major EU Referendum Debate

NFU Scotland is to host a major debate on Britain’s future in the European Union ahead of the in/out referendum taking place on Thursday, 23 June.
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04 May 16 - Union Continues to Liaise with Members Over Proposed Tullos Closure

NFU Scotland is continuing to seek a resolution to the proposed closure of the Tullos milk processing plant by Muller UK & Ireland.
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03 May 16 - More Milk Price Misery this May for Dairy Farmers

With all Scottish dairy farmers facing further milk price cuts this May and June, NFU Scotland has called on milk processors and retailers to accept a greater share of the costs and risks involved in producing milk or cause irreparable damage to Scotland’s production base.

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