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Livestock Committee Chairman's Blog - 27 November 2015

Last week saw me battling for Scottish cattle farmers at the COPA and Commission meetings on beef writes NFU Scotland Livestock Committee Chairman Charlie Adam. At these meetings, attended by representatives from all over Europe, I went with the aim of pressing our case on three fronts:

27/11/2015

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ScotGov Must Address Gold-Plated Greening

NFU Scotland has seized the initiative on making necessary changes to gold-plated greening rules in Scotland following the Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead’s offer of revisiting existing arrangements.

25/11/2015

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Landlords and Tenants to “Follow the Codes”

Industry leaders are calling on all landlords and tenants to adhere to new guidance being issued jointly by NFUS, SLE and STFA.

25/11/2015

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Spraying Changes Coming Into Force

Scottish farmers and crofters are being reminded that from Thursday (26 November) significant changes to who can purchase and use pesticides will come into force.

24/11/2015

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Union Urges Members to Take Up Free Fire Checks

All those who live in Scotland’s countryside are being urged by NFU Scotland to take up the offer of a free home fire safety check this winter.

24/11/2015

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NFU Scotland Calls for Clarity on Cattle Move Definition

NFU Scotland is contacting abattoirs and processors this week to gain clarity on how “maximum moves rules” are to be applied to cattle.

23/11/2015

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Payment Scheme Let Down for Scottish Farmers

Scotland’s farmers face a payment run lottery after the Scottish Government finally announced its plans for delivering CAP support.

18/11/2015

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Community Hydro Project Opens its Doors

An innovative community hydro energy project on Edinburgh’s doorstep is opening its doors as part of Scotland’s leading farm renewables programme.

18/11/2015

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Parliamentary Officer's Blog 17 November 2015

As the objectives are being set for the coming months for NFU Scotland’s Farming With Dyslexia campaign, Clare Slipper draws all of the strands together of what the Union has learned and tackled so far and what it will focus on next.Dyslexia is a hidden, but very real, issue within the farming community.

17/11/2015

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Union Calls on Parliamentary Committee to Annul New Nitrate Designation in Dumfries and Galloway

NFU Scotland has written to the lead committee in the Scottish Parliament urging them to support the withdrawal of plans to introduce a new Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) in Dumfries and Galloway.

10/11/2015

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