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Unions Agree on Future of CAP and Mercosur

Livestock representatives of the UK and Irish farming unions have agreed they will continue to work together to secure a strong and fully funded Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) following a meeting in Edinburgh last week.



New Bluetongue Status to Help Curb Imports

NFU Scotland has welcomed European-approved changes to GB’s health status with regards to the devastating livestock disease, Bluetongue, and has repeated its call for Scottish livestock farmers not to import animals from the Continent during the summer months



Joint Commitment Made by NFUS, QMS and SAOS to Tackling Climate Change

Scottish industry bodies speak ahead of World Environment DayOn the eve of World Environment Day (Saturday, 5 June), three of Scotland’s leading agricultural organisations – NFU Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland and SAOS – have issued a joint statement that maps out a route for the Scottish industry to tackle climate change.



Sheep Farmers Benefit from Fallen Stock Package

NFU Scotland has welcomed details on how the Scottish Government’s £200,000 emergency aid fund, announced in April, will support those Scottish sheep farmers whose flocks were hit hardest by the worst winter in living memory.



Policy to Strike Balance Between Food and Forestry

NFU Scotland has told a major forestry conference that Scottish agriculture will continue to contribute towards Scottish Government targets of expanding woodland cover, but that policy priorities must focus on food production and having active farmers manage the land.



Farmers Urged to Participate in Cattle Health Debate

NFU Scotland is urging every cattle keeper in the country to carefully consider a Scottish Government consultation on a groundbreaking scheme to eradicate the costly disease Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) from the national herd.


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