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Union Keeps Farmers and Crofters Fully Informed with COVID-19 Updates

NFU Scotland is also providing a draft letter for employers where staff must move where it is essential to food production

26/03/2020

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Public Asked to Exercise Responsibly When on Farmland

As the public exercise in the countryside during lockdown, NFU Scotland is reminding of the importance of controlling their dogs, employing social distancing and adhering to signage requests

26/03/2020

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BVD Phase 5 Showing Early Success with Additional Measures Set for 18 May

New figures show the Phase 5 measures, under the Scottish BVD scheme, that Scotland’s cattle keepers are doing their utmost to get BVD out of their herds and keep it out.

26/03/2020

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Keep Children Safe on Farm During School Closures

Farms and crofts are fantastic places for children to grow up but they can also be extremely dangerous. During this extended period of time away from school, many children will have to be at their family homes for the foreseeable future and for the children of farmers and crofters this will mean being in and around the family farm.

25/03/2020

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COVID-19: Food and Drink Businesses Asked to Reduce Staffing to ‘Bare Essentials’

In response to the closure of Scotland’s schools and current social distancing advice, Scotland’s leading farming, fishing, food and drink organisations are urging businesses to follow some critical steps to reduce staffing to the bare essentials required to secure Scotland’s food supply.

23/03/2020

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Union Launches Employment Service for Labour Shortage

Scotland’s farming union has launched a service to help Scottish fruit and vegetable growers recruit workers who have lost their jobs or are on unpaid leave due to coronavirus.

23/03/2020

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Coronavirus Statement from NFU Scotland

NFU Scotland President, Andrew McCornick writes: “Scotland’s farmers and crofters will strive to ensure Scottish plates and glasses remain full of fresh, tasty food and drink throughout this crisis.

20/03/2020

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Milk Committee highlights Industry issues to Cabinet Secretary

NFU Scotland’s new look Milk Committee welcomed Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism Fergus Ewing MSP yesterday (Thursday 12 March) to their first meeting since the AGM in February. Committee Chair Gary Mitchell thanked Mr Ewing for a very productive and proactive meeting which addressed several issues. The meeting included farmer representation from Stranraer to Orkney and Ayrshire to the Borders.

17/03/2020

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Starting Gun Fired on Single Application Forms

With the Single Application Form (SAF) window now open (Sunday 15 March), NFU Scotland is encouraging crofters and farmers to prioritise filling out their forms online before the 15 May deadline.

17/03/2020

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NFU Scotland Meets Farming Minister in Aberdeenshire

NFU Scotland have met the recently appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Victoria Prentis in Aberdeenshire today (12 March 2020).

12/03/2020

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