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Farmers’ Charity Campaign Hits £10k Landmark

Representatives of Scotland’s farming union have left their shavers in the bathroom cupboard this month and the resulting facial hair has already raised more than £10,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity.



NFUS Presidential Elections Open for Applications

NFU Scotland’s Presidential team will change in February next year when Jim McLaren stands down after serving as President of NFU Scotland for the past four years.  The offices of President and Vice-President are now open for nominations.  



NFUS Welcomes Call for Retailer Social Responsibility

NFUS have welcomed further calls from Mr Lochhead to retailers to look again at their social responsibilities to primary producers. 



Europe Takes CAP Reform Debate to Next Level

The publication today (Thursday, 18 November) of the European Commission’s Communication on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) sees the debate move to a higher level.  With momentum growing in Europe, NFU Scotland is keen that Scotland builds on the fact that discussions here on CAP Reform and delivery of support from 2013 onwards are at an advanced stage.



President Urges EU Action on Transport Enforcement

NFU Scotland’s President, Jim McLaren has challenged Europe to better enforce existing animal transport laws before giving consideration to new rules that could seriously impinge on Scotland’s ability to move livestock.



Dysfunction in The Supply Chain Hurts Consumers

A major one-day farming event in Scotland has heard that the nation’s farmers are ideally placed to meet the opportunities presented in the future but ongoing dysfunction in the food and drink supply chain threatens the industry’s progress, with consumers set to pay the price.



NFUS Slams Meat Inspection Cost Recovery Plans

Scotland’s livestock farmers could face a huge hike in their costs if Food Standards Agency plans to pass a £21 million bill for meat inspection charges onto the UK farming industry are delivered.



Retail Commitment Needed to New Poultry Rules

NFU Scotland has called on the country’s retailers to show greater commitment to Scottish eggs and chicken in light of the higher welfare standards being demonstrated and adopted by the nation’s poultry producers.



NFUS Outlines Five Year Plan

At the meeting of the NFU Scotland Council in Perth today (8 November), Chief Executive James Withers presented a draft five-year plan for the organisation. 



NFUS Brands Supermarket Claims of “Squeezed Margins” as Laughable

NFU Scotland has echoed the comments from the Ulster Farmers Union, its sister organisation in Northern Ireland, in rubbishing the report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on food inflation.  The report infers that cattle prices in the UK have risen by 17% year on year and claims that “retailers’ margins continue to be squeezed”.


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