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NFU Scotland Backs Gene Editing to Yield Widespread Benefits

NFU Scotland has welcomed the opportunity to respond to DEFRA’s consultation document on the future of Gene Editing (GE), dated January 2021.

18/03/2021

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Annual Meeting Between Farming Unions and GB Maltsters Held Online

Representatives of NFU Scotland, the NFU of England and Wales and the Maltsters’ Association of Great Britain held their annual liaison meeting virtually for the first time on 11 March 2021.

18/03/2021

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Absolute Parity Required to Resolve Seed Potato Export Issues

NFU Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on exporting Scottish seed potatoes to the Europe Union (EU) and Northern Ireland (NI), calling for UK Governments to focus on and explore all possible avenues to reopen the EU and NI markets to ensure reciprocal arrangements in accordance with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) are in place as soon as possible and that there is equivalence across all imports and exports.

17/03/2021

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Union Calls on Supermarkets to Stock Scottish Pork

NFU Scotland has responded with huge frustration at recent industry intelligence figures showing the void between major supermarkets when it comes to stocking Scottish and British pork on their shelves compared to their commitment to beef and lamb.

16/03/2021

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Helping Reduce Conflict Caused by Poorly Managed Dogs and Their Owners on Farmland

Livestock worrying is one of the biggest issues that farmers, crofters and landowners face through irresponsible access by dog owners.

15/03/2021

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Farmers Urged to Apply for Wide Vehicle Dispensation Now to Avoid Delays

NFU Scotland is urging farmers and crofters to apply to Police Scotland now for an agricultural dispensation for wide vehicle movements ahead of the busy sowing period.

15/03/2021

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UK Government Import Rule Timeline Change a Backwards Step

NFU Scotland has slammed the UK Government’s decision to suspend the introduction of new rules on imports from the EU to the UK as a backwards step that it must rethink.

12/03/2021

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Growing Rural Talent – A Pathway into Agriculture (and much more)

Scottish agriculture is addressing the twin challenge of creating pathways into our sector and growing the rural talent within it writes NFU Scotland’s Skills Development Policy Manager George Jamieson.

11/03/2021

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Call for Farmer and Crofter Vigilance to Tackle Blight of Rural Crime

Rural crime remains a major blight on Scotland’s countryside but working nationally and regionally with Police Scotland and other stakeholders in the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) progress is being made.

11/03/2021

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Union Responds to Red Tractor Consultation

With more than 8500 farmers, growers and crofters across Scotland making up its membership, NFU Scotland has welcomed the opportunity to input into the significant review undertaken on Red Tractor Assured Food Standards (AFS).

11/03/2021

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