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NFUS Looks to Build on Positive 2017 for Women in Agriculture

Following on from a successful year of increased engagement with women in agriculture (WIA), NFU Scotland is looking to build with the aim of further regional groups, more women at general meetings, and improved regional contacts for women.

18/12/2017

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Union Enters 2018 on Healthy Financial Footing

NFU Scotland is entering 2018 on a healthy financial footing.

18/12/2017

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NFU Scotland is Asking Farmers Not to Wrap Up this Christmas

NFUS, RSABI, and the Scottish Government are promoting a joint rural mental health campaign telling farmers, ‘Don’t Wrap Up’ this Christmas.

18/12/2017

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Reform of Law Key to Revitalising Crofting

NFU Scotland has enjoyed a surge in crofting membership in 2017.

18/12/2017

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Roadshows Bring Focus NFU Scotland Brexit Priorities

NFU Scotland has sharpened its focus on Scottish farming’s key Brexit priorities after the hugely successful series of roadshows held across Scotland in November.

18/12/2017

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Seasonal Workers Still Vital to Scottish Agriculture as Brexit Approaches

In the appropriate setting of Craigie’s Farm and Food Shop on the outskirts of Edinburgh, NFUS used its Christmas Press Briefing to reiterate the push for politicians to allow foreign workers access to seasonal work in Scotland post Brexit.

18/12/2017

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Women in Agriculture Blog - 18 December 2017

Earlier in 2017, NFUS published its plans to get more women engaging in NFUS structures. Having carried out a membership survey to establish demand, the Union was able to begin to put the wheels in motion for positive evolution. In my blog earlier this year, I noted that the Union recognised that it needed to do more to ensure that women were able to engage, should they wish to do so.

18/12/2017

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Union Back in Westminster as Brexit Activity Intensifies

Today NFU Scotland has returned to London to hold high-level meetings with Defra Ministers at a crunch point in the progression of Brexit talks

14/12/2017

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NFU Scotland Welcomes Deferral of LFASS ‘Parachute Option’

It was announced today that the 2018 Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) budget will match that of the 2017 Scheme and that farmers and crofters will now receive 100% of their 2018 LFASS grant rather than a 2018 parachute payment worth 80% as was previously announced.

14/12/2017

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Union Welcome for First Milk Price Hold

NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision of farmer-owned business First Milk to hold its milk price to producers in January. That contrasts with the decision of dairy giant Muller, which has slashed its milk price to its farmers by a hefty 1.5p per litre, sparking fury in its producers.

13/12/2017

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