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Union Raises Concern Over Late Mapping Letters

NFU Scotland has raised its concerns with Scottish Government after it emerged that a significant number of businesses submitting a Single Application Form have been issued with mapping changes just days before the deadline.



Legal & Technical Chair's Blog - 7 May 2019

We are approaching the time of year which sees many spending a lot of their time in the tractor, and often on the road. To keep everyone properly informed and on the correct side of the law, NFU Scotland Legal & Technical Chair Jamie Smart has produced some top tips for farmers and crofters to bear in mind as they take to the road.



NFUS Host Fringe Event at Conservative Conference

NFU Scotland has rounded off its attendance at all the spring political party conferences by hosting a high-profile fringe event at the Scottish Conservative Conference in Aberdeen today (Friday 3 May) with Secretary of State Michael Gove MP and Convenor of the Rural Economy Committee Edward Mountain MSP.



Farmers and crofters must be viewed as solution to delivering era-changing Climate Change Committee recommendations

Scotland’s farmers and crofters must be recognised as part of the solution to delivering on the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) ‘net-zero’ target according to NFU Scotland.



Two Weeks Till Single Application Form (SAF) Deadline

With the Single Application Form (SAF) window closing on Wednesday 15 May, NFU Scotland is encouraging crofters and farmers to prioritise filling out their forms as soon as possible.



Agri Vehicle Workshops Being Held at St Boswells and Cupar in May

Members have the opportunity to learn about keeping their agricultural vehicles fit for purpose and road legal as part of two workshops coming to St Boswells and Cupar in May.



Frustration as Government Confirms Sheep Ageing Rules Not to Change

In a disappointing move, the UK Government has confirmed that it will not be introducing a change to sheep ageing rules for the purposes of TSE controls.



Protected Species Status for Beavers Turns Focus to Management and Licencing Scheme

With beavers to receive protected status from tomorrow (1 May), NFU Scotland believes that the focus must now turn to ensuring that the management and licencing schemes for the species are effective.



New Agricultural Policy Must Meet Food Production and Environmental Challenges

NFU Scotland joined WWF Scotland and award-winning crofter, Lynn Cassells at the SNP spring conference today (Saturday 27 April) to highlight the importance of a new agricultural policy post-Brexit that incentivises and rewards agricultural activity and delivers for the environment and climate change.



NFUS Pork Shelfwatch Finds Significant Shortage of Scottish on Supermarket Shelves

NFU Scotland’s secret shoppers have found significant scope to increase the volumes of Scottish pork, ham and bacon on many supermarket shelves while general support for UK produce was good.


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