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Walkers Asked to Beware of Cattle in Fields Over Easter

As people head out to enjoy the countryside over Easter, NFU Scotland is asking everyone to beware of the potential dangers posed by cattle in fields where they are taking access, particularly where they are accompanied by dogs.



President's blog - 22 March 2016

Last week at Scotland’s Food and Drink Conference I had the pleasure of providing closing remarks. The conference was dominated with the positive story that our food and drink industry had grown at an amazing pace over the last decade and that new ambitious companies were finding fantastic success. It was quite right that the tone was positive – our food has a unique story and it’s a story which we have to shout about far and wide.



NFUS to Hold Beef Drop in Sessions Around Scottish Marts

A series of drop in sessions are being run by NFU Scotland at markets around the country to engage with beef farmers.



Union Members Encouraged to Attend Oban Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Corran Halls, Oban on 31 March to provide a platform for debate to allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.



Farmers Urged to Contact Abattoirs Ahead of Show Season to Avoid Movement Penalities

Livestock farmers who plan to take cattle to agricultural shows are being encouraged to contact their abattoir to avoid penalties.



NFUS Hustings Roadshow Tours Scotland

A roadshow of hustings events, organised by NFU Scotland, will take place across the country ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary election on 5 May.



Short Life Working Group to Tackle Land Reform Implementation Challenges

NFU Scotland is to introduce a new technical short life working group in response to the undoubted challenge the Land Reform Bill implementation will create.



Outcomes from Milk Summits Must Recognise Depth of Dairy Crisis

NFU Scotland has taken part in two important dairy meetings today, seeking a more co-ordinated approach to the unprecedented crisis currently leaving the vast majority of Scottish dairy farmers receiving an unsustainable price.



UK Farming Union Presidents Say New Farming Measures are a Step in Right Direction

Following a new package of measures from Commissioner Hogan, the UK farming union presidents have called on Defra, devolved administrations and the European Commission to work together in helping the UK farming sector.



National LFASS Scheme Letters Out Now

Around 11,500 hill farmers and crofters should have received letters in the last few days informing them of arrangements for payment under the new National scheme for delivering the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS).


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