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NFU Scotland Policies Central at Gove Ewing Debate

NFU Scotland officeholders attended the Ministerial debate between Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove MP and Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing this morning (Monday 18 February).

18/02/2019

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New Look to NFU Scotland’s Board of Directors

A mix of old and new faces on NFU Scotland Board of Directors.

11/02/2019

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Former SAOS Chief Executive Takes NFUS Ambassador Award

NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual’s prestigious Ambassador Award has been presented to James Graham for his outstanding contribution to Scottish agriculture during his time at the helm of SAOS, Scotland’s experts on farmer co-ops and food industry collaboration.

08/02/2019

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The Best of Scottish Produce on the Menu for Annual Dinner

The fantastic menu boasts produce from across the country, and starts off with a twist on the traditional Scottish haggis dish, which is being served as a scotch egg with rumbledethumps and homemade brown sauce.

05/02/2019

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Next Gen AGM Rings the Changes for Chair and Vice

New Chair Colin Ferguson is a dairy farmer from Dumfries and Galloway and has been on the Next Generation Working Group for two years, while Vice Chair Zander Hughes is an agronomist and arable tenant farmer from Cardenden, near Fife, and is new to the group.

23/01/2019

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Hustings Start For NFU Scotland Candidates

NFU Scotland’s 10-date regional hustings tour kicks off next week, which will see three candidates who are contesting for the two Vice President roles within NFU Scotland travelling the length and breadth of the country to speak to members.

04/01/2019

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NFUS Seeks Members Views on Migration Consultation

NFU Scotland is calling on its members to respond to its consultation on the UK Government’s Shortage Occupation List which looks to develop new immigration policies for post Brexit.

19/12/2018

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Farmers Reminded of New Rules for Plastic Disposal

From 1 January 2019 there will be a total ban on the burning of plastics on farms and crofts in Scotland which means farmers and crofters need to start looking at alternative methods of disposal.

19/12/2018

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Union Calls for Common Sense Climate Change Bill

As the Scottish Government’s proposed Climate Change Bill makes its way through the Scottish Parliament, NFU Scotland acknowledged that there is joint responsibility to fight climate change and that Scottish farmers and crofters do want to play their part in helping reduce emissions from farming.

17/12/2018

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Cuts To LFASS Payments Unacceptable Says NFUS

Figures revealed in the Scottish Budget, announced at Holyrood last week, confirm a 20 percent cut in the budget for lifeline Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments.

17/12/2018

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