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Union Bids to Boost Scotland's Hill Farming Sector

In a bid to boost the fortunes of all Scotland’s hill farmers, and arrest the ongoing decline in Scottish cattle and sheep numbers, NFU Scotland has delivered a fresh set of proposals to the Scottish Government suggesting improvements to the delivery of the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS).  

27/05/2010

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NFU Scotland and IFA Jointly Commit to Defend CAP for Active Farmers

The President of NFU Scotland Jim McLaren and the President of the Irish Farmers Association John Bryan have pledged to work together to secure a properly funded Common Agricultural Policy that continues to support active farmers post-2013.

21/05/2010

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Import Threat to Scotland’s Bluetongue Free Status

NFU Scotland believes that a surge in the number of cattle being imported into Scotland threatens the nation’s freedom from Bluetongue, a devastating disease of livestock that has been present in parts of Europe in recent years.  

17/05/2010

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Single Application Form Deadline A Few Days Away

NFU Scotland is reminding all farmers and land managers that they have only a few days left to submit their Single Application Form (SAF) to their local Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRPID) office or to complete the application on line. 

14/05/2010

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Wages Board Vote Out of Touch With Reality

NFU Scotland is disappointed that once again the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) has voted for an increase in the minimum agricultural wage above that which has been agreed for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that operates in all other sectors of industry across the UK.

14/05/2010

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Land Girls Memorial Fund Welcomes Stamp of Approval

The launch of a First Class stamp by Royal Mail, recognising the war efforts of the Women’s Land Army (WLA), is a welcome boost to the fundraising campaign for a permanent memorial to be erected in Scotland to honour the work of these remarkable women.

13/05/2010

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Hill Farming’s Future Needs Positive Policies

NFU Scotland has told a Scottish Parliament committee that the future of hill farming and crofting in Scotland is at a crossroads and that positive policy decisions are needed now if livestock production is to remain the backbone of local economies and communities across Scotland.

12/05/2010

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Further Call for Proportionality After Penalty Hikes

NFU Scotland has repeated its calls for a more proportionate penalty system after figures published by the Scottish Government revealed a huge increase in the level of penalties imposed on Scottish farmers for breaches related to various support schemes.

11/05/2010

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Opportunities for Scottish Farming from Hung Vote

NFU Scotland believes that a hung parliament presents genuine opportunities for organisations to successfully influence a minority or coalition UK government, for the good of the food and farming industries and consumers.

07/05/2010

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Union Calls for Amnesty on Land Eligibility Penalties

NFU Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to introduce an immediate amnesty on penalties associated with eligibility of land for support scheme purposes after the failure to provide Scottish farmers with proper guidance on the subject.

05/05/2010

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