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Embrace the Opportunities and Rise to the Challenges

The agricultural industry must embrace the opportunities and rise to the challenges for a vibrant future, NFU Scotland’s President Allan Bowie told the Union’s Autumn Conference today (Friday 28 October).



Beyond Brexit: Union Discusses EU Exit Negotiations at Westminster Reception

NFU Scotland has mapped out its priorities for Scottish agriculture and the food and drink sector post-Brexit when its Board of Directors hosted over 30 MPs from across the UK at a parliamentary reception in Westminster today (Tuesday 25 October).



Scottish Secretary to Address NFUS Autumn Conference

The UK Government’s Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP, is to join a top line-up of speakers at NFU Scotland’s Autumn Conference next week (Friday 28 October), addressing delegates on the Brexit negotiations. 



Beyond Brexit: Union Launches Brexit Negotiation Discussion Documents

NFU Scotland has today (Wednesday 19 October) published two discussion documents as it considers the future for farming and crofting in a post-European Union (EU) era.



NFUS Writes to Local Councils to Call for Dangerous Lantern Ban

Scotland’s farmers and crofters are calling on the Scottish public to have a happy – but lantern-free and considerate – bonfire night this November.



Take Time to Protect your Property to Deter Thieves

As the darker nights draw in and the clocks change for winter, farmers, crofters and those working in the industry are urged to remain vigilant and take measures to protect their property.



President's Blog 14 October 2016

Unilever and Tesco have been embroiled in a very public dispute over the prices of some well-known household brands. While for most people this appears to be a negotiation between two massive, faceless, corporate giants, to us farmers there is another dimension – the impact of supermarket food deflation. Unilever appear to be taking the stance, from an outsider’s perspective, that in a volatile global market, compounded by the currency impact of ‘Brexit’, price cannot constantly go one way – down.



Hill Farmers and Crofters Reminded of Upland Sheep Scheme Deadline

NFU Scotland is reminding hill farmers and crofters that the deadline for applications to the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) is Monday, 17 October.



East Lothian Branch Chairman's Blog 11 October 2016

The start of October sees farmers in East Lothian frantically trying to get all the autumn sowing completed, tatties being lifted and the very last of harvest 2106 being gathered in, with beans being the only crop still standing awaiting the combine knife.With this being an Olympic year, this year’s harvest would get a bronze medal on the podium compared to the previous two years.And the first harvest estimates from across the whole of Scotland back that up.



Shelf Watch Reveals Inconsistent Retailer Support for Scotch Beef

A clear drive by retailers to support Scottish farmers, crofters and the country’s beef industry was evident during the latest shelf watch carried out by NFU Scotland.


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