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Union Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget

NFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need to ensure a smooth transition and a prosperous future outside the EU.



Union Reminder on Ewe Hogg Scheme Deadline

NFU Scotland is reminding hill farmers and crofters that the deadline for applying to the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) closes on Friday 30 November 2018.



UK Farming Unions Urge Dairy Farmers to Speak Up for Fair Contract Terms

The four UK farming unions are today (23 November) urging all dairy farmers to engage with the forthcoming government consultation on dairy contracts to make their voice heard and speak up for a more effective dairy supply chain, with fairer terms for farmers.



Union President Uses AgriScot Platform to Call for Politicians to Deliver Certainty

NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick has used Scotland’s biggest one-day agricultural event to call for politicians across all parliaments to deliver certainty to farmers and crofters on the long-term future of the sector.



UK Unions Comment on Draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the Outline Political Declaration

Following the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the outline Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions have issued a joint statement.



Gemma Cooper Appointed Head of Policy Team

NFU Scotland has appointed Gemma Cooper as Head of Policy Team.



NFUS Calls on UK and Scottish Governments to Resolve Differences on Agriculture Bill

NFU Scotland has called upon the UK and Scottish Government to resolve their differences on the Agriculture Bill. The Union has urged the respective Governments to end the current impasse and to work constructively to ensure that Scotland can develop and implement a new Scottish agricultural policy after Brexit.



Stakeholders to Focus on Beef from the Dairy Herd

Scottish red meat and dairy interests are committed to maximising the potential for beef production from the dairy herd in Scotland. Looking at the opportunities and challenges ahead for the beef sector in Scotland, stakeholders are keen to develop the role that dairy cross beef can play.



Teresa Dougall Appointed Director of Regions

NFU Scotland has appointed Teresa Dougall as Director of Regions.



Scotland’s Producers Taking ‘Steps To Change’ NFUS Tells SNP Conference Fringe

Scotland’s farmers and crofters are taking ‘steps to change’ as they prepare for a post-Brexit future and life beyond the CAP.


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