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NFU Scotland Signs Up to Support Agrespect

Agrespect is a UK-wide organisation which looks to encourage and promote inclusiveness in rural communities for LGBTQ+ people living in those communities.

12/11/2019

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Popular Dairy Seminar Returns to This Year’s AgriScot

For the third year running, the Scottish Dairy Hub and Kite Consultancy are running their seminar and popular question and answer events at Agriscot, held at Ingliston, on Wednesday 20 November.

06/11/2019

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Union Hits Back at Proposed Payment Allocation

Today (Thursday 31 October), the Scottish Government announced its proposal to divide the £160 million award from UK Government into two instalments and use the pot to fill funding gaps in the Less Favoured Areas.

31/10/2019

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NFU Scotland Calls for Alternate Method of Sheep Ageing

In response to a consultation on sheep ageing protocols by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) NFU Scotland was clear that a cut-off date of 30 June after which sheep born in the previous year would be regarded as over 12 months old should be adopted across Great Britain (GB), moving away from burdensome and costly method of mouthing sheep for the purposes of TSE (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies) control.

30/10/2019

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Union Strengthens Policy Team with Two New Recruits

Zoe Meldrum and Ruth Taylor have joined NFU Scotland as Rural Business Policy Advisor and Climate Change Policy Manager respectively.

29/10/2019

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NFU Scotland Urges Common Sense This Bonfire Night

As bonfire night approaches, NFU Scotland is urging people to consider farmers, crofters and their livestock, and avoid using dangerous sky lanterns this year.

23/10/2019

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No Deal Must Be Avoided at All Costs Says Scottish Livestock Sector

With beef prices already at an unsustainable level, NFU Scotland’s Livestock Committee Chairman is warning that the shock of a ‘no deal’ Brexit must be avoided at all costs.

15/10/2019

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UK Unions Milk Chairs Meet at NFU Scotland

NFU Scotland hosted a meeting with representatives from the other UK Unions on Thursday 10 October to discuss the issues affecting the dairy sector throughout the four nations.

14/10/2019

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Union Seeks Solutions to Beef Crisis

Beef farmers and crofters in Scotland continue to be under severe pressure due to desperately poor market returns.

25/09/2019

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Upland Sheep Scheme Opens Sunday 1 September

The Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme opens from 1 September and closes on 30 November, giving applicants three months to get their applications into the Scottish Government.

28/08/2019

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