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NFUS Welcomes Pragmatic Inspections Approach as Cold Persists

NFU Scotland has welcomed the reports from its members that the Scottish Government is taking a moderated approach to livestock inspections in light of the ongoing freezing weather.

22/12/2010

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Members to Make Use of Pesticide Disposal Scheme

NFU Scotland is encouraging its members to make use of a biocides and pesticides Disposal Scheme that will operate from January to March next year across the whole of the UK.  

22/12/2010

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Farmers Urged to Screen for BVD

NFU Scotland has urged its members to take advantage of government funding for screening their beef and dairy herds for the serious infectious disease Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), as the Scottish Government prepares to issue a consultation on how to operate compulsory screening for breeding herds for the virus.

21/12/2010

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Polytunnel Progress Could Put Pounds in Pockets

NFU Scotland is working to resolve a complicated tax issue which has seen many soft fruit growers in Scotland being told by HMRC that their polytunnels should be classed as a fixed structure meaning that expenditure on them would not qualify for plant and machinery allowances.

21/12/2010

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Go With The Flow on Scottish Sheep Scab Order

In response to the introduction of new controls to deal with the increasing incidence of sheep scab in Scotland, NFU Scotland is distributing a simple flow chart for its sheep-keeping members to follow if they suspect an outbreak of the disease.

21/12/2010

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NFUS Enters 2011 on the Front Foot

2010 has been a good year for NFU Scotland with policy successes across the spectrum and the organisation is also hopeful of finishing 2010 with a net membership increase for the fourth consecutive year.

20/12/2010

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Farmers Urged to Think About Future of CAP

NFU Scotland has produced a new paper, which sets out different potential models for delivering farm support in future and is asking its members to consider how the alternative ideas would affect them.

20/12/2010

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Union Calls for Prompt LFA Payments in Face of Ingoing Weather Turmoil

With many parts of Scotland still being battered by severe winter weather, NFU Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to make lifeline Less Favoured Area Support Payments (LFASS) at the earliest opportunity.

20/12/2010

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Farmers in Great Christmas Free Milk Giveaway

Scottish dairy farmers have highlighted the threat to future supplies of Scottish milk and dairy products by giving away hundreds of pints of free milk to lucky Christmas shoppers at supermarkets in Glasgow and Edinburgh today (Thursday, 16 December).

16/12/2010

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Sustainable Economic Growth Should Direct Land Use Strategy

Sustainable economic growth should be at the heart of Scotland’s Land Use Strategy. That was the message from NFU Scotland to MSPs as NFUS Head of Rural Policy, Jonathan Hall gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and the Environment Committee yesterday (Wednesday 8 December).

09/12/2010

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