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Union Takes to the Road on Less Favoured Areas

NFU Scotland is to hold a series of meetings around Scotland to explain the ongoing changes to the current Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) and also discuss with farmers the future of LFA, particularly in light of ongoing discussions around reform of the CAP.

29/10/2010

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Union Meeting Provides First Public Platform for Pack

NFU Scotland’s annual council meeting, being held on Monday, 8 November at Murrayshall near Perth, will provide farmers with the first opportunity to hear first hand from Brian Pack about his vision for future support arrangements for agriculture in Scotland.

29/10/2010

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Scottish Farmers Say ‘Go For The Mo!’ in November

NFUS leads farming support for charity moustache campaignRepresentatives of Scotland’s farming union will be leaving their shavers in the bathroom cupboard in November and sprouting facial hair in a bid to raise funds for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

27/10/2010

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Energy Minister and BBC Journalist to Chair Farmer-Focused Renewables Conference – Last Chance to Book

Land managers will have a unique opportunity to find out more about collaborative approaches to developing on-farm renewables projects at a free conference taking place in Argyll in November. The conference, ‘Sustainable Communities – the Way Forward’ will take place at Lochgilphead High School Joint Campus on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November and has been arranged in partnership with NFU Scotland.

27/10/2010

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Union Committee Hits Out at Possible LFA Funding Shift

NFU Scotland’s Less Favoured Areas Committee has hit out at suggestions that the delivery of an important stream of European funding that is crucial to many of Scotland’s farmers and crofters could be altered as a consequence of forthcoming CAP Reform discussions.

26/10/2010

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Union to Collate Reports of Cattle Clipping Injuries

NFU Scotland is to collate reports of injuries sustained by farmers whilst clipping cattle ahead of sending the animals to market or abattoir for slaughter.

26/10/2010

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Onus on Retailers to React to Food Chain Failures

 NFU Scotland is calling on all major retailers to react to the continuing dysfunction in many food supply chains or run the risk of further farmer demonstrations this autumn and winter.

25/10/2010

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NFUS urges vigliance against threat of sheep scab

With new outbreaks of sheep scab being reported in the Aberdeenshire area, NFU Scotland is warning farmers across the whole of Scotland to be vigilant over the coming weeks and to protect their sheep stocks against possible outbreaks. 

20/10/2010

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Union delivers sheep EID message to EC officials

NFU Scotland joined other industry stakeholders in briefing European Commission officials over ongoing problems related to the controversial electronic tagging (EID) rules for sheep, introduced across the EU at the start of 2010.

20/10/2010

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Business Guide Factsheet - Mud on the road

Depositing mud on the road is an offence under the Highways Act.   It is the legal responsibility of the farmer to ensure that every precaution is taken to avoid any mud carried off fields is deposited on the road.

20/10/2010

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