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Retired Dumfries and Galloway Farmers Celebrate Successful Year

The Retired Farming Social Group in Dumfries and Galloway celebrated its first birthday last Thursday (29 November), with the group having expanded from 12 to 34 members in that time.



Union Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget

NFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need to ensure a smooth transition and a prosperous future outside the EU.



Union Back in Westminster for Increased Lobbying

In a crunch week for the UK Government on its Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, NFU Scotland has returned to Westminster to meet with key decision-makers to discuss the progress of the UK Government’s Agriculture Bill, and the priorities of its members from the EU/UK draft Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration.



Don't Delay! Deadline approaching for Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme

Eligible farmers and crofters are reminded to apply to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) before the deadline of 31 December 2018.



Support Your Local Farmers and Crofters This Christmas

Farmers and crofters work year-round to provide the fine produce many enjoy over the festive period. This festive season, NFU Scotland is asking the public to support those hard-working farmers and crofters – many of whom will even be working on Christmas day – and buy local.



NFUS Launches New Family Membership

Recognising that agriculture is very much a family affair, NFU Scotland has launched its Family Membership, allowing members to add partners and children to their membership free of charge.



Union Reminder on Ewe Hogg Scheme Deadline

NFU Scotland is reminding hill farmers and crofters that the deadline for applying to the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) closes on Friday 30 November 2018.



Director of Policy's Blog - 26 November 2018

As things stand, the UK will ‘leave’ the EU on 29 March. But in effect, that date simply starts what is known as the time-limited ‘implementation period’ to 31 December 2020.



UK Farming Unions Urge Dairy Farmers to Speak Up for Fair Contract Terms

The four UK farming unions are today (23 November) urging all dairy farmers to engage with the forthcoming government consultation on dairy contracts to make their voice heard and speak up for a more effective dairy supply chain, with fairer terms for farmers.



Union President Uses AgriScot Platform to Call for Politicians to Deliver Certainty

NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick has used Scotland’s biggest one-day agricultural event to call for politicians across all parliaments to deliver certainty to farmers and crofters on the long-term future of the sector.


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