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Contracts and Markets Must Deliver for Dairy

Dairy farmer frustration can only be addressed by immediate price rises and improved milk contracts according to the Dairy Coalition, who met this week.

13/12/2012

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Farmers Get Their Say on Stripping Out Red Tape

NFU Scotland is encouraging its members to get online and have their say on how the regulatory burden on farm business can be reduced.

12/12/2012

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Beef Boost from Testing Proposals

Scottish beef farmers have welcomed the announcement from the Food Standards Agency that it will recommend an end to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) testing of any healthy cattle entering the food chain.

12/12/2012

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Worrying Rise in Sheep Worrying Cases

A worrying rise in sheep worrying cases has seen NFU Scotland urge one local authority to direct appropriate resources to tackle the growing problem.

10/12/2012

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Tenant Farming Forum Presents Rent Review Working Group Conclusions

The Tenant Farming Forum (TFF) today (Monday, 10 December) presented the report ‘Review of Agricultural Rent Review Procedures in Scotland’ commissioned from the Rent Review Working Group (RRWG).

10/12/2012

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Rent Review Report Must Drive Change

Publication of the Rent Review Working Group’s report must act as a stepping stone to genuine progress in the rent review process in Scotland between tenants and landlords.

10/12/2012

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Cabinet Secretary Sees Weather’s Effects on Farming

NFU Scotland members William and Anna Thomson hosted a visit from Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead today (Thursday 6 December 2012) at their farm in East Lothian. The Thomsons showed Mr Lochhead how the ongoing poor weather is hampering farm operations and, along with NFUS office bearers, discussed ways of helping farms cope.

06/12/2012

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Prompt Payments Welcomed by Union

NFU Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that support payments to Scottish farmers will begin today (Monday, 3 December).  This maintains the Scottish Government’s good record in the prompt delivery of the Single Farm Payment (SFP) to eligible farmers.

03/12/2012

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Ciolos Pledge That CAP on Track

Europe’s Agricultural Commissioner has reassured farming leaders that a deal on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is still on track for 2013 despite no deal on a European budget being achieved last week.

30/11/2012

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Union Seeks Animal Health Reassurances Around Future Beef Imports

NFU Scotland is seeking reassurances from Europe that animal health concerns will be fully addressed ahead of any potential trade deal with South American countries.

30/11/2012

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