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News Archive February 2015

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26 February 15 - Brussels and Scottish Government Must Work to Deliver CAP Simplification

NFU Scotland has laid out its list of priorities if European Commissioner Phil Hogan’s urgent review on CAP simplification is to deliver a badly-needed cut in red tape and simplify rules.
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26 February 15 - Union Urges MSPs to Secure Future of Scotland’s Dairy Industry

NFU Scotland met with Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) today (Thursday, 26 February) to call on them to play an active part in securing the future of Scotland’s important dairy industry.
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25 February 15 - New Agricultural Vehicle Dispensation Agreed

NFU Scotland has been successful in obtaining a new agricultural dispensation system to make registering wide and abnormal loads for farmers across the country much easier.

24 February 15 - Rural Crime Costing the Countryside Millions

Rural crime is costing those who live and work in the Scottish countryside almost £2million – and the bill could go higher.

23 February 15 - Member Surgery for Lothian and Borders

Lothian and Borders region is giving members the opportunity to speak to the Union’s officeholders and staff in confidence on a one-to-one basis.  The Lothian and Borders surgery follows other successful surgeries across Scotland.
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19 February 15 - Cattle Owners Who Let BVD Status Slip Urged to Take Action Now

NFU Scotland is reminding around 1,300 farmers, who have let their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) status slip, to get prepared and prioritise testing as the introduction of the next phase of the scheme draws closer.
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18 February 15 - Sheep Farm Left With at Least £20,000 Loss After Horrific Attack on 100 Sheep

NFU Scotland has hit out at the Scottish legal system after a West Lothian farm was left with a £20,000 loss following a horrendous attack by dogs on its sheep flock.
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17 February 15 - Parliamentary Reception to Bring Together Farmers, Stakeholders and Politicians to Focus on Dyslexia

NFU Scotland will be hosting a parliamentary reception next month to bring together farmers, stakeholders and politicians to discuss dyslexia in the farming community.

17 February 15 - Union Calls for Agri-Environment Application Window to be Widened

NFU Scotland has urged Scottish Government to consider extending the deadline for applications to the agri-environment schemes to be made available as part of Scotland’s new rural development programme (SRDP).

17 February 15 - Grid Connection Focus to Fife Renewables Event

Issues around grid connection will be a focus for the Renewables Development Initiative’s (RDI) next open day, being staged near Cupar in Fife.
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11 February 15 - Bowie, Livesey and McCornick Lead The Union Team

Following yesterday’s elections at NFU Scotland’s AGM in St Andrews, Fife farmer Allan Bowie will lead a new look Presidential team and a fresh group of Board directors.
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11 February 15 - RHET and RSABI Benefit from More Than £5,100 Raised at Union’s Annual Dinner

Two charities have benefited from £5,156, raised at NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews on Monday 9 February 2015. 
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10 February 15 - Allan Bowie Elected 61st President of NFU Scotland

Fife farmer Allan Bowie has been elected the 61st President of NFU Scotland.  Mr Bowie takes over one of the top jobs in Scottish agriculture from Borders farmer Nigel Miller, who steps down having served for four years. Rob Livesey and Andrew McCornick take Vice Presidential spots.
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10 February 15 - Posthumous Honour for Top Agricultural Journalist

NFU Scotland’s prestigious Ambassador Award has been presented posthumously to popular and talented agricultural journalist Joe Watson, who died suddenly at the age of 43 in March 2014.

09 February 15 - Elaine Scoops Miskelly Award for Services to NFU Scotland

Top North East secretary Elaine Robertson has received one of the Union’s highest accolades – the John Miskelly Memorial Award.
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09 February 15 - Forfar Pair Win Recruitment Honour for Second Time

The Membership Flame – an NFU Scotland award that recognises outstanding efforts in recruitment and retention of members - has gone to the Forfar secretaries Rob Beaty and Jeremy Parker for the second time.  
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09 February 15 - NFUS CEO Highlights Depth of Union Workload

In his address at the Union’s AGM in St Andrews, NFU Scotland’s Chief Executive Scott Walker has highlighted the widening range of issues addressed by the Union in the course of the last year. He also praised President Nigel Miller as his four-year term came to an end.
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09 February 15 - President Steps Down but Work Goes On

In his final address to NFU Scotland’s AGM as President, Borders farmer Nigel Miller has called on the momentum established in 2014 to continue.
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04 February 15 - Agricultural Vehicle Workshop to Take Place in Kelso and Stranraer

Two workshops, focussing on agricultural vehicle legislation and transportation issues, are to be held later this month in Kelso and Stranraer.
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04 February 15 - Array of Fine Scottish Produce makes up Union’s Annual Dinner Menu

Farmers and friends of NFU Scotland will be welcomed to the Annual Dinner in St Andrews next week (Monday 9 February) with a fine array of Scottish produce from four regions making up the fantastic menu.

03 February 15 - Top Level Line-Up for NFU Scotland AGM

A top notch list of leading politicians, civil servants and industry spokesmen have been lined up for NFU Scotland’s annual AGM and dinner, taking place in St Andrews on Monday 9 February and Tuesday 10 February.

02 February 15 - Landmark Day for NVZ Areas

As of today (Monday, 2 February), some 2,200 Scottish farms will be partially or fully lifted out of Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) restrictions.

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