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NFUS Supports Tenancies Passed Down Family Line and Sold for a 35 Year Term

NFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee this week to voice its support for legislation to be broadened to enable tenants in secure tenancies to pass the farm down the family line.

02/02/2016

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Scottish Government Continues to Let Down Scottish Farmers over Greening

Four weeks into a new Basic Payment Scheme year and Scottish Government has failed to provide satisfactory updated guidance to Scottish farmers on greening and has done little to remove the unnecessary gold-plating it has created.

02/02/2016

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Floodbank Restoration Scheme Opens for Applications

Details on how to apply to the Scottish Government’s floodbank restoration scheme have been announced with NFU Scotland encouraging flood-hit farmers to apply to the £1 million fund.

01/02/2016

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Industry Award Recognises Exceptional Contribution

News release embargoed from all broadcast and publication until 00.01hrs Friday, 29 January 2016 The Ed Rainy Brown Memorial Award for 2016 has been presented to an inspirational figure in Scottish agriculture’s vegetable sector, Alistair Ewan.

29/01/2016

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Committee Help Sought In Bid to Secure Payment Timetable

NFU Scotland has written again to the lead rural affairs committee in the Scottish Parliament about the calamitous state of Scotland’s system for delivering support payments to farmers and crofters.

27/01/2016

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No Extension to Pentland Hills Regional Park the Right Decision

NFU Scotland (NFUS) and Scottish Land & Estates have welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s decision to vote down proposals to extend the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

27/01/2016

Blog

President's Blog - 26 January

The Groceries Code Adjudicator report into Tesco has exposed a culture which is all too often ignorant of the pressures faced by suppliers and producers. The report also highlights that the ‘fear factor’ remains and despite shoddy treatment and breaches of the Grocery code, suppliers were reluctant to engage in dispute resolution for fear of further ramifications for their business.

26/01/2016

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New Entrants and Young Farmers Left in the Dark Over Support

New Entrants and Young Farmers are being left in the dark over vital support from new Rural Development schemes.

26/01/2016

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Tax Options for Farmers Facing Cashflow Problems

With the 31 January tax payment deadline fast approaching, Johnston Carmichael – who operate NFU Scotland’s Taxation Advice Helpline – has reminded farmers of some options available to them.

25/01/2016

Blog

President's Blog - 22 January 2016

We are just over half way in our tour of Regional AGMs – Perth, Dingwall, Tarbert, Carfraemill, Stepps and Thainstone are done with Castle Douglas, Ayr and Kirkwall next week. It has been fantastic meeting and speaking to members at these AGMs and I am particularly pleased with the turnout and level of debate.

22/01/2016

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