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European Focus on CAP Budget Debate

NFU Scotland believes today’s European Parliamentary vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a significant milestone in the reform process but attention will quickly shift to next week’s crucial publication of Commission proposals on budgets for 2013 to 2020.

23/06/2011

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NFU Scotland launches Shelf Watch campaign

NFU Scotland has launched a ‘Shelf Watch’ campaign in Edinburgh today (Tuesday 21 June) designed to show the best – and worst – of Scottish branding on shop shelves.

21/06/2011

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Sarkozy puts Food Security at Top of World Agenda

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has put agriculture at the top of the global agenda at a conference attended by NFU Scotland’s vice-presidents, Allan Bowie and John Picken and Policy Director, Scott Walker. NFUS has joined representatives of agricultural organisations from 75 countries at a Paris conference to discuss ‘food challenges’ as a precursor to next week’s G20 meeting of agriculture ministers, which will be presided over by France.

17/06/2011

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Union Calls for Creeping Regulation Around Water Margins to Stop

NFU Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to avoid further regulations around the protection of water margins and, instead, recognise the work that joint industry initiatives are doing to tackle diffuse pollution.

17/06/2011

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Islay Office Takes Union From Strength to Strength

NFU Scotland’s vice-president, John Picken heartily welcomed the opening of the new NFU Mutual/NFU Scotland Islay office at an opening ceremony on Tuesday 14 June.

16/06/2011

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Union Backs BPEX ‘Pigs Are Still Worth It’ Campaign

NFU Scotland has warmly welcomed a fantastic new recipe booklet, ‘Choose It and Use It’ out today (Thursday 16 June) that features celebrity chefs encouraging consumers to see the versatility in cooking with British pork. 

16/06/2011

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Union in Dialogue on Major Rail Upgrade

NFU Scotland has attended the official launch of the start of the Edinburgh-Glasgow rail project to ensure that the interests of farmers affected by the upgrade are given due consideration.

15/06/2011

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Union Asks Pop Star to Promote Local Fruit and Veg

NFU Scotland has called on world famous pop star Morrissey to give his backing to Scottish fruit and vegetable growers on his current tour of Scotland, which kicks off in Perth tonight (Wednesday, 15 June).

15/06/2011

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Europe Must Take Balanced Approach to Greening

Scotland’s leading farming organisation has used a major UK arable event to call on Europe to take a proportionate and common-sense approach to the integration of ‘greening’ measures into the planned reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

15/06/2011

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Political Intervention on Sheep EID Brings Forward Movement

NFU Scotland has welcomed the support shown in Brussels today as leading politicians put their weight behind finding a workable solution to EU rules around the electronic identification (EID) of sheep and recording of sheep movements.

14/06/2011

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