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McLaren Presents New Membership Award at NFUS AGM

NFU Scotland’s retiring President, Jim McLaren has marked his departure from the post by presenting a new annual award that recognises those within the Union who have done most to retain and recruit members.  The ‘NFU Scotland Membership Flame’, was commissioned by Jim McLaren, and sculpted by Caithness glass.

15/02/2011

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Ambassador Award to Scottish Food Stalwart

NFU Scotland’s annual dinner provided a fitting backdrop for Lady Claire Macdonald, a dedicated supporter of Scottish food and farming, to receive the annual NFU Scotland Ambassador award.

15/02/2011

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President Points to Positive Future

NFU Scotland’s retiring President, Jim McLaren, used his final address to the Union’s AGM to point to a positive long-term future for Scottish agriculture with strengthening demand for food and opportunities in new areas such as renewables.

14/02/2011

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Europe Continues to Dither in GM Tolerance Debate

NFU Scotland has expressed disappointment that European discussions on introducing sensible tolerance levels for the detection of non-EU approved GM varieties in animal feed imports continue to drag on after years of debate.

10/02/2011

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The Best of Ayrshire Food and Drink on Show

NFU Scotland’s Ayrshire region will welcome almost 500 diners to the Union’s Annual Dinner on Monday 14 February at Fairmont, St Andrews, to enjoy the very best food that local producers have to offer. 

10/02/2011

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Politicians at All Levels Must Grasp Moment for Dairy

NFU Scotland is calling on politicians at Holyrood, Westminster and the EU to make the most of a growing stream of political initiatives which could help to secure the future of Scotland and the UK’s dairy industry.

10/02/2011

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Farmers and Scottish Government Round Table on Milk

Scottish dairy farming representatives have met in private with Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, to discuss the long and short term challenges facing Scotland’s dairy farmers.  The meeting took place on a dairy farm near Stirling this week.

09/02/2011

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Scottish Pork Banner Campaign Hits the Highways

Roadside banners supporting ‘Perfect Scottish Pork and Bacon’ are starting to appear around Scotland as the nation’s pig farmers proactively promote their products in a bid to return to profitability.  The first banner has been erected at Kintore in Aberdeenshire beside the busy A96 road that runs between Aberdeen and Inverness.

09/02/2011

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Union Makes Case on Predator Control Measures

With lambing on Scottish farms due to start in earnest next month, NFU Scotland has reiterated its view that snaring, when carried out properly, is essential for controlling those predators responsible for significant losses of lambs each year.

08/02/2011

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Union Condemns MHS Cost Recovery Plans

NFU Scotland has condemned Food Standards Agency (FSA) proposals to pass a £21 million bill for meat inspection charges onto the UK farming industry.  The Union believes there can be no further discussion on this topic until such times as delivery of meat inspection is radically reformed and thought given to a Scottish service.

02/02/2011

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