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Union Hits Back at Proposed Payment Allocation

Today (Thursday 31 October), the Scottish Government announced its proposal to divide the £160 million award from UK Government into two instalments and use the pot to fill funding gaps in the Less Favoured Areas.

31/10/2019

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Muller Review Sees Notice Served on Aberdeenshire Farmers and New Haulage Charges for Others

A review of its operations in Scotland has seen major milk processor Muller exercising its rights and serving 12-month notice on 14 producers in Aberdeenshire.

31/10/2019

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Pigs Committee Chairman's Blog - 31 October 2019

As the political landscape around Brexit continues to shift, with another extension and a General Election being announced, Pigs Committee Chair Jamie Wyllie looks at the importance of still preparing for the eventual Brexit D-Day – whenever that actually is.

31/10/2019

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NFU Scotland Calls for Alternate Method of Sheep Ageing

In response to a consultation on sheep ageing protocols by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) NFU Scotland was clear that a cut-off date of 30 June after which sheep born in the previous year would be regarded as over 12 months old should be adopted across Great Britain (GB), moving away from burdensome and costly method of mouthing sheep for the purposes of TSE (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies) control.

30/10/2019

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Transport System Must Deliver for Island, Rural and Semi-Rural Scotland

NFU Scotland has called on Scotland’s transport system to deliver reliable and cost-effective transportation between island, rural and semi-rural locations in order to underpin the agricultural and crofting businesses and communities at the heart of these areas. NFU Scotland made the call after responding to a Transport Scotland consultation into the nation’s future transport strategy.

29/10/2019

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Union Strengthens Policy Team with Two New Recruits

Zoe Meldrum and Ruth Taylor have joined NFU Scotland as Rural Business Policy Advisor and Climate Change Policy Manager respectively.

29/10/2019

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UK Government Must Finally Recognise Beef Crisis

NFU Scotland, along with counterparts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has written to the UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs calling on the UK Government to finally recognise the beef crisis by taking action to protect farmer income.

29/10/2019

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Livestock Committee Chairman's Blog

When I was elected as Chairman of the NFU Scotland Livestock Committee in February I was hopeful for a year that would see a positive outlook for the industry writes Jimmy Ireland.

29/10/2019

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Nominations Sought for Vice-Presidential Role

NFU Scotland is now taking nominations for the position of Vice President.

28/10/2019

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Solid Outcomes Required to Ensure Successful Future

NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick has said that: “Solid outcomes determined now will define the successful future for Scotland’s farmers, producers and crofters post Brexit.”

25/10/2019

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