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Call for Greater Transparency in the Beef Chain

NFU Scotland was written to the UK government calling for action to deliver better price transparency in the beef supply chain once the COVID-19 outbreak is over.

14/04/2020

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Director of Policy's Blog - 13 April 2020

We find ourselves in anything but ‘normal’ times. The word ‘unprecedented’ is already well worn but remains spot on. We are all having to adapt - and adapt quickly. It is not ‘business as usual’ for anyone, and all those engaged in any agricultural activity are no exception.

13/04/2020

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NFUS Calls for Funding Support to Bridge Gap Between Statutory and Agricultural Sick Pay

NFUS is calling for an immediate support package to refund the difference between Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and Agricultural Sick Pay (ASP) for workers absent due to COVID-19. NFUS considers that such a measure will ensure that Scottish farming and crofting businesses are better equipped to provide support and security to their employees during this volatile and unprecedented time.

10/04/2020

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Milk Committee chairman's Blog - 10 April 2020

The closing of cafes and restaurants as dairy farmers approach spring flush is the perfect storm of bad news for the industry, writes Milk Committee chairman Gary Mitchell. In his latest blog, Gary, a dairy farmer at Stranraer looks at the facts around this worrying time and what he is doing in preparation. He writes:

10/04/2020

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Drop ‘N Go to Keep Farming

NFU Scotland are promoting a new initiative for all farmers, farm workers and those who work within the farming industry, called ‘Drop ‘N Go’ which encourages anyone coming onto farm for essential deliveries to follow government guidelines about social distancing.

10/04/2020

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Farmers Send Message of Support to Lockdown Public

As the Covid-19 lockdown looks set to continue, farmers and crofters from every corner and sector of Scotland have come together to produce a video to reassure the general public that they will do all they can to keep food and drink on everyone’s table.

09/04/2020

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Farmers Fighting to Feed the Country See Fly-Tipping Spike

Scotland’s leading rural and environmental organisations have issued a statement in relation to the rise in fly-tipping during the Covid-19 pandemic.

09/04/2020

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Rallying Call for Farm Workers as Soft Fruit Season Approaches

NFU Scotland has issued a rallying call for people to assist on farm ahead of the soft fruit season staring in earnest in the next few weeks.

09/04/2020

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Union Backs Lantra Skills Matching Hub

NFU Scotland is backing a new skills matching hub designed to help livestock farm businesses should coronavirus affect their workforce.

09/04/2020

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Supermarkets Urged to Play Their Part in Ensuring Home Produce Finds a Route to Market

NFU Scotland has written to the UK’s eight largest supermarkets and urged them to play as full a part as possible in ensuring home produce finds a route to shop shelves.

08/04/2020

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