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Farmers Must Act to Ensure Payments are Protected

NFU Scotland is urging all 24,000 farm businesses in Scotland that receive a Single Farm Payment (SFP) and/or Less Favoured Area support (LFASS), to check their single application (SAF) claim forms now to reassure themselves that all the land involved in their 2010 claim is deemed eligible.



Future Farmer Award Winner Celebrates at Kelso Sales

Kelso’s famous ram sales provided the ideal opportunity to present local farmer, Arnold Park with the 2010 Future Farmer Award, an initiative funded by the Elisabeth Murray Trust which celebrates the innovative practices of Scottish farmers and crofters who combine profitable farming with maintaining the natural capital of the land.



Farming is Pivotal in Wildlife Bill Delivery Says NFUS

NFU Scotland believes the final shape of the landmark wildlife bill being developed in Scotland must support sustainable economic activity in the countryside and reflect the pivotal role that agriculture will play in securing its effective delivery.



Scottish Farmers Lead The Climate Change Charge

Scottish farmers are delivering on their commitment to produce more food while impacting less on the environment according to the latest greenhouse gas emission figures from the Scottish Government.



NFUS Issues Reminder on Double Tagging Rules

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers of the rules regarding the tagging of store lambs.  As the autumn markets get under way, it has been noticeable that a number of farmers are bringing store lambs to market with a double tag as standard.  In many cases, a single electronic slaughter tag may be all that is required, avoiding unnecessary double tagging.



Help to Deal with Transport Trauma

As harvest in Scotland gets into full swing, NFU Scotland is encouraging all those taking agricultural vehicles, trailers and equipment on the road to make sure they are ‘up to speed’ on the complex and, at times confusing transport rules.



Union Calls for Costs to be Factor in Milk Price Talks

NFU Scotland is demanding that all processors and retailers factor the surge in production costs into consideration when considering milk prices to be paid to farmers this coming autumn and winter.



UK Unions Call for Immediate Beef Price Rise

Livestock chairmen from the UK farming Unions of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are warning that the long term sustainability of UK beef production is being threatened by the continuing low beef price.



Pig and Poultry Buyers Must Cover Higher Feed Costs

NFU Scotland is calling on the food chain for a rapid response to the significant increase in feed costs being faced by Scotland’s pig and poultry farmers.



Cautious Welcome for Forestry Pilot

NFU Scotland has given a conditional welcome to a new pilot from Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) that aims to increase tree cover across the country by creating new woodlands in partnership with farmers.


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