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News Archive May 2015

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27 May 15 - Union joins celebration of Scotch beef

NFU Scotland has joined in a celebration of World-famous Scotch beef, staged in Perthshire 

26 May 15 - NFUS President calls for production focus to land reform debate

Management of land – rather than physical ownership – should be an important focus in the ongoing land reform debate according to NFU Scotland President Allan Bowie.
Tractor on Road

25 May 15 - Vehicle and Transportation Workshops Come to Argyll in June

An agricultural vehicles and transportation workshop is being held in Argyll in June encouraging farmers and crofters to get up to speed on legislation. 

21 May 15 - Insecticides – New Best Practice Advice from the VI

The Voluntary Initiative (VI) has produced new insecticide advice, highlighting the four foundations of best practice for farmers and sprayer operators.
Allan Bowie

21 May 15 - NFUS President Focusses on Food and Drink Industry as he Celebrates 100 Days in Office

NFU Scotland President Allan Bowie has underlined the importance of the country’s food and drink industry as he reached 100 days in office.
Cattle 2

20 May 15 - BVD Deadline ahead for Scottish cattlekeepers

The next phase of Scotland’s Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) eradication scheme comes into play on 1st June, by which time all Scottish herds must have their BVD status established. The 1st June deadline introduces tough movement restrictions on herds ‘not negative’ for BVD. 

19 May 15 - Three Charities Benefit from £3,000 Raised at NFUS Stock-Judging Competition in Fortrose

Three charities have benefited from more than £3,000 following a stock-judging competition held in the Fortrose on Sunday evening.

18 May 15 - Union Meets New Team at AHDB

Using statutory levy funds to drive a profitable and efficient farming sector was the focus of the first face-to-face meeting between NFU Scotland and the new team in place at Agricultural & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

18 May 15 - Farming Organisations Agree that Work is Needed to Improve Milk Contracts

A working group of farming organisations has met to assess the current state of the dairy sector and to review areas where they can work collaboratively.

18 May 15 - Lanarkshire Wind Project Gets Second Visit

Scottish farmers are being invited to re-visit a Lanarkshire wind energy project set to benefit the local community.

15 May 15 - New Scientific Advice Body in Europe a ‘Step In Right Direction’ Says Union

Yesterday’s announcement by the European Commission that a new body will be established to provide scientific advice is cautious step in the right direction, but time is of the essence if the commission is to ensure sound policy-making, says the NFU Scotland President Allan Bowie.

13 May 15 - CAP Simplification Needs Common Sense to Prevail

NFU Scotland has welcomed statements on CAP simplification, made by EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan as the first steps towards a more workable system.  However much more remains to be done.
Dairy Cows Standing

12 May 15 - Turnaround Plan Success Crucial to Scottish Dairy Sector

NFU Scotland has met with dairy co-operative First Milk to discuss the company’s important plans for turning around its business.

08 May 15 - Farmers Invited to View Anaerobic Digestion Plant

Scottish farmers are being invited to view an on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in action when Aberdeenshire farmers Alastair and Magnus Sinclair open their gates to visitors next week.

08 May 15 - NFU Scotland Looks Ahead to the Next Five Years of Government

Following today’s General Election results, NFU Scotland will be looking to work with government to build on the success of the food and drink industry to ensure the benefits of such are brought back to Scotland.

05 May 15 - Time Running Out for Farmers to Complete the SAF

NFU Scotland has pressed Scottish Government to ensure the recent improvements to the speed of the online system remain as the number of online users will grow significantly in the coming weeks.
Teresa Dougall

04 May 15 - Teresa Dougall Joins Union as Regional Manager for Dumfries and Galloway Region

Teresa Dougall has joined NFU Scotland as regional manager for Dumfries and Galloway.

04 May 15 - Farm-Based Renewables Take Centre Stage at Major Two-Day Event

Farm-based energy generation will take centre stage when a major two-day renewables event is held in Glasgow this week.
Dairy Cows Standing

01 May 15 - Dark Day for Scottish Dairy Farmers

Scottish dairy farmers supplying the farmer-owned business First Milk have been dealt a further blow with the announcement that prices are to be cut once again.

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