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Pig Producers Pile on the Pressure

NFU Scotland has met with a leading pig industry official to ensure current efforts to improve the prospects for all pig producers are well co-ordinated.

31/01/2011

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Farm Income Figures Highlight Farm Support Role

The publication of Scottish Farm Income estimates today (Thursday, 27 January) has served to highlighted the continued importance of farm support to the sector and the need to strike the right deal for Scotland in the forthcoming negotiations in Europe on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

27/01/2011

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Supermarkets Shun Scottish Pork and Chicken

An investigation of supermarket shelves carried out by NFU Scotland has shown the major retailers Tesco and Asda shunning home produced pork and chicken in favour of cheap imports.  By comparison, Morrisons continued to demonstrate a considerable commitment to Scottish and British produce.

26/01/2011

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Liquid Milk Log Jam Must be Broken Say Union

NFU Scotland’s Milk Committee has today (Wednesday, 26 January) called on all those involved in the delivery of fresh liquid milk to immediately stop driving value out of the chain and instead work to deliver essential increases in farmgate prices.

26/01/2011

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Call for Retailers to Support Scottish Pig Producers

NFU Scotland has written to major retailers asking for a renewed commitment to stocking home produced pork and bacon at a time when all pig producers face an unparalleled increase in the price of feed for their animals.

25/01/2011

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Scotland’s Role in Feeding the Nine Billion

NFU Scotland, the nation’s leading farming organisation, which represents 9,000 Scottish farmers, crofters, growers and other rural businesses, has welcomed today’s publication of the Foresight report on Global Food and Farming Futures and highlighted the role Scottish farmers are already playing in feeding people while maintaining Scotland’s famous landscape.

25/01/2011

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Union Calls for Better Platform for Renewables

NFU Scotland has used a keynote speech at a major conference on renewable energy to call on Government and local authorities to develop a better platform that will allow on-farm energy generation in Scotland to meet its full potential.

20/01/2011

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Government Action on Fuel Needed for Rural Economy

NFU Scotland has called on the UK Government to act now to reduce the burden that record fuel prices are imposing on the rural economy.

18/01/2011

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Union Strengthens Policy Team with New Appointments

NFU Scotland has strengthened its policy team with two new appointments.

10/01/2011

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Fears as Price War Makes Milk Cheaper Than Water

NFU Scotland have today (Monday 10 January) insisted that kicking off the New Year with a renewed supermarket price war on milk is sending out all the wrong signals both to Scottish farmers and Scottish consumers.

10/01/2011

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