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Transport Report Relief for Scottish Livestock Farmers

Publication of a European report looking into the welfare of livestock in transit has recommended tightening up on enforcement across Europe but will not seek any further restrictions on journey times or stocking densities. 

10/11/2011

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NFUS Mission to Improve Health and Safety on Scottish Farms

Scottish farming has a frightening record on Health and Safety incidents and NFU Scotland is keen to work with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and its members to try to make Scotland’s farms safer places to work. NFU Scotland objects to the HSE proposals for cost recovery however, which it sees as disproportionate, unfair and potential destructive to the collaboration needed to generate a new culture of safety within the industry.

09/11/2011

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Union Talks CAP with Scottish Secretary

NFU Scotland’s top team have met with the Scottish Secretary of State Michael Moore today in the Houses of Parliament to discuss a broad range of subjects affecting Scottish farmers, with reform of the CAP top of the agenda.

09/11/2011

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Union Recruitment Drive goes National on 11 November

NFU Scotland will be rolling out a national recruitment day this Friday (11 November) that will see staff and officeholders out recruiting new members on farms and crofts from Orkney to Wigtownshire and Islay to Aberdeenshire. 

09/11/2011

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Illegal Egg and Pork Imports May Hit Scottish Produce

NFU Scotland is to maintain pressure on Europe to enforce and police forthcoming welfare legislation to ensure the commitment to compliance being shown by Scottish egg and pig farmers is not undermined by illegally produced eggs and pork from other parts of the EU.

02/11/2011

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NFUS Focus on Policy, Regional and Commercial Affairs

NFU Scotland has re-focussed a number of key positions within head office to build on its policy and membership services and to look at new corporate and commercial opportunities for the Union.

01/11/2011

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Union Issues Further Guidance on Sheep EID Compliance

NFU Scotland is reminding all sheep producers of some simple steps that they can take to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations around sheep movements and identification, including electronic ear tags.

26/10/2011

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Union Seeks Reassurances on Agri Education Revamp

NFU Scotland has sought reassurances that improved education provision rather than budgetary concerns are the driver behind the major changes planned for Scotland’s land-based learning system.

26/10/2011

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Fertiliser Giant Prospers at Expense of Farmers

While fertiliser giant Yara celebrated near doubling income today (Friday 21 October), NFU Scotland was once again questioning the fairness of a global fertiliser manufacturing industry that is dominated by just a handful of suppliers.

21/10/2011

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NFUS Welcomes Pragmatic Approach to Spreading Regs

NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement by SEPA today (Friday 21 October) that, for the foreseeable future, they will take a pragmatic approach to regulating the spreading of slurry and manure on waterlogged ground outwith Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs).

21/10/2011

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