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Clearer food labelling one step closer after EU vote

NFU Scotland has praised the European Parliament’s Environment and Consumer Protection Committee for taking one step further in the fight for clearer labelling which would help customers know where the food they are buying was produced.

17/03/2010

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Award to Recognise Forward-Thinking Farmers

Organisers of the Future Farmer Award, which is funded by the Elizabeth Murray Trust and run in association with NFU Scotland are inviting farmers across Scotland to tell them which groundbreaking practices they are using on their farm. 

16/03/2010

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Push for Proportionate Penalties at Home and in EU

NFU Scotland’s demand for a more proportionate penalty system for those Scottish farmers who breach support scheme rules is gathering pace at home and at a European level. 

10/03/2010

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Tenants Reminded to Re-Register for Right to Buy

NFU Scotland is reminding those tenant farmers who have registered an interest in the right to buy the land they farm that some registrations may well be due for renewal.

09/03/2010

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Activity Solution to Scotland’s Support System Flaws

In its response to an independent inquiry into the support arrangements for Scottish farming, NFU Scotland has acknowledged the flaws in the current system and proposed solutions that are better focussed on activity for the future.  

08/03/2010

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Support Sought for Ombudsman Private Members Bill

NFU Scotland is urging Members of Parliament from all parties to support MP Albert Owen’s Private Members’ Bill to establish a grocery market Ombudsman when it comes before the House of Commons for second reading tomorrow (Friday, 5 March 2010).

04/03/2010

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Cypermethrin Dip Withdrawal to Hit Scottish Sheep Scab Initiative

NFU Scotland believes the decision by Animal Health firms to abandon the manufacture of cypermethrin sheep dip products in the future may undermine the delivery of a new sheep scab control initiative due to get underway in Scotland. It will also increase sheep producers’ reliance on other products to control parasites such as mites, flies and ticks.

03/03/2010

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Scottish Farmers’ Market Partnership gets Under Way

The first meeting of the Scottish Farmers’ Market Partnership (SFMP) was held today (3 March) at the Rural Centre, Ingliston and was addressed by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and The Environment Richard Lochhead MSP. 

03/03/2010

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Welcome for Extension to Farm Buildings Support

NFU Scotland has welcomed confirmation from the Scottish Government that its £3 million Severe Weather Grant Scheme, as announced at the Union’s AGM in St Andrews last week, will now be extended to provide support to those who have seen farm buildings collapse in the most recent snow storms

03/03/2010

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Lyon Paper on CAP to Fuel Debate at Home and in EU

The publication of a working document on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013, written by Scottish MEP George Lyon for the EU’s Agriculture Committee, will help fuel the debate on CAP that is raging both at home and in Europe.

02/03/2010

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