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Union Support for a Vibrant Crofting Sector

NFU Scotland’s crofting representatives have welcomed a positive meeting with Crofting Minister Aileen McLeod in the Scottish Parliament yesterday (12 January).

13/01/2016

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Reminder to Scottish Farmers that New Basic Payment Scheme Year has Started

NFU Scotland is reminding its members that the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme year has started.  That means, with regards to the Greening element of support payments, land selected to be used as Ecological Focus Area (EFA) field margins or buffer strips should now be out of production (as of 1 January) - so livestock must be kept off, and no agricultural activity undertaken on it until 31 December 2016.

13/01/2016

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Failure to Meet Payment Target Merits New Timetable Statement from Scottish Government

The failure by Scottish Government to meet its own CAP payments timetable has led to a call from NFU Scotland for a new statement to be issued.

12/01/2016

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Land Reform Top of the Agenda at Forthcoming AGMs

NFU Scotland is to use its series of regional AGMs and its forthcoming national AGM to discuss the landmark Land Reform Bill further with its membership.

11/01/2016

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Scottish Poultry Keepers on Guard

Scottish poultry keepers are on alert following a suspected low pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak on a Fife poultry unit.

11/01/2016

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NFUS Launches Argyll & The Islands ‘Stalwart Award’ in Memory of Bert Leitch and Lachlan Maclean

NFU Scotland will launch a new award to recognise two farming stalwarts when its members from across Argyll and the Islands meet in Tarbert on Friday 15 January for their Regional Board AGM and members’ day.

08/01/2016

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Commitment of convergence timetable in 2016 welcomed by Union

NFU Scotland has met with Defra Farming Minister George Eustice today (Thursday 7 January) to press again for movement and a timetable on the allocation of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) convergence money.

07/01/2016

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Livestock Committee to Assess Beef Efficiency Scheme

With details on Scotland’s new Beef Efficiency Scheme now in farmers’ hands, NFU Scotland is seeking members’ views on it ahead of next week’s Livestock Committee meeting.

06/01/2016

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Union Support for Flood Hit Farmers

As storm after storm pounds Scotland’s farmland, NFU Scotland has called on Scottish Government and SEPA to examine new measures to build resilience into the sector against extreme weather events.

05/01/2016

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