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CAP Reform and Forestry on the Agenda

Reform of Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy and the future for forestry in Scotland will be on the agenda when NFU Scotland holds its annual autumn meeting, taking place near Perth next Wednesday (31 October).

24/10/2012

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Farming Groups Call for CAP Flexibility

NFU Scotland has joined with 11 other farming organisations in urging their farming ministers to ensure that sufficient time and flexibility is built into the CAP Reform package to ensure the impact of change can be managed.

22/10/2012

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Farming Union to Increase Membership in Recruitment Drive

Scotland’s largest farmer, grower and crofter membership organisation, NFU Scotland, is set to grow next week as it visits over 150 potential members the length and breadth of the country’s mainland and islands. Following last year’s highly successful ‘recruitment day’ – in which over 100 members joined - over 60 of the union’s members, group secretaries and staff will visit farmers, growers and crofters to highlight to them the great advantages of becoming part of the organisation.

19/10/2012

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Farmers Alert as Livestock Virus Appears in Scotland

With the news that a tup brought in from Shropshire to the north of Scotland has tested positive for Schmallenberg virus (SBV), NFUS is advising livestock keepers to be vigilant for the disease.

17/10/2012

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Scotland Seeks Strong Budget Commitment

NFU Scotland believes that an agreement on a CAP budget that suits Scotland is achievable and has called on the UK Government, as the lead Member State, to adopt a strong negotiating stance.

12/10/2012

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Sheep Farmers Seek Supermarket Support

Two of the nation’s largest supermarkets continue to give significant shelf space over to imported lamb despite the Scottish lamb season being at its peak.

10/10/2012

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Specialist Growers Seek Plant Protection Help

On behalf of the nation’s growers, NFU Scotland has written to DEFRA urging it to support the industry’s position regarding the availability of specialist plant protection products (PPP).

10/10/2012

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Union Urges Scottish Government to Tackle Eligible Land Uncertainty

NFU Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to proactively devise a new system to determine what land is eligible to receive public support.

10/10/2012

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First Permanent Memorial to Women’s Land Army Gets Royal Seal of Approval

The women who fed the nation and its armed forces during two Worlds Wars were recognised when HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay, unveiled the first permanent memorial dedicated to the Women’s Land Army.

09/10/2012

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Vigilance Urged as Schmallenberg Virus Shifts North to put Scotland at Risk

Scottish livestock producers are on high alert after Defra surveillance for Schmallenberg virus (SBV) has revealed its presence in the north of England.

09/10/2012

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