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Farmers Urge Secretary of State to Help Secure Future of Dairy Industry in Kintyre, Gigha and Bute

Dairy farmers from Argyll and the Islands have met with Scottish Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael MP in a bid to secure further political support to secure the future of region’s important dairy industry.



Scottish Dairy Farmers Deeply Disappointed at Superlevy Let-Off

NFU Scotland is deeply disappointed at Europe’s decision to allow producers in those Member States that have exceeded their milk quota to pay-up their superlevy fines interest-free over three years.



Union Welcomes Prompt Delivery of LFASS Payments

NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement from Scottish Government that lifeline support for those farming in Scotland’s Less Favoured Areas (LFAs) will begin to arrive in bank accounts on Friday (13 March).



Union Call for Entitlements to Follow Activity on Let Land

NFU Scotland has reiterated calls that entitlements for the new CAP direct support scheme should, in principle, remain with those actively farming the land.



Packed Parliamentary Reception for Farming with Dyslexia Campaign

NFU Scotland’s Farming with Dyslexia Parliamentary Reception, held in the Scottish Parliament last night (Tuesday 11 March), saw more than 60 farmers, stakeholders and politicians gathering to discuss dyslexia within the agricultural community.



Moir to Take Forward Voluntary Initiative in Scotland

North East grower Andrew Moir is to take over the chairmanship of an important industry initiative in Scotland.



President's Blog - 4 March 2015

I am in a very fortunate position of having two jobs that I thoroughly love - farming and now being President of NFU Scotland. Farming has always been part of my life and it is definitely in my blood, but latterly NFU Scotland has taken up more of my time. The position of NFUS President for the next two years will be the focus of my attention and a great privilege but I will find it very difficult at times not to put on my working clothes.



Union Welcomes New Tractor and Trailer Weight and Speed Limits

NFU Scotland has welcomed changes to increase the weight and speed limits of agricultural tractors and trailers from 9 March 2015.


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