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Scottish Pig Producers to Rally at Downing Street

Scottish pig farmers are to join a national rally at Downing Street this week (Thursday, 3 March) to highlight to politicians, retailers and the public that rocketing costs and poor prices are putting the nation’s pig farmers out of business.

28/02/2011

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Diffuse Pollution Meeting a Must for Ayrshire Farmers

NFU Scotland is urging its members to attend a meeting which will cover ways in which farmers and land managers can mitigate against diffuse pollution.  SEPA diffuse pollution audits are about to begin in the River Ayr catchment and now is the time for Ayrshire farmers to find our what they can expect from the audits.

28/02/2011

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Bracken Control in Scotland at Risk

The ability of Scottish farmers to prevent bracken from encroaching on hill pastures is under threat with the key product used to control Bracken potentially going to be banned in two short weeks.

25/02/2011

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NFUS Reassured by Euro MP’s Stance on Milk Contracts

NFU Scotland has been reassured by the European Parliament Milk Report lead draftsman, Jim Nicholson MEP, of his intention to set in concrete a legal framework which could give milk producers enough power to negotiate with processors for a sufficient return on their produce. 

24/02/2011

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EU GM Import Decision a Step in the Right Direction

NFU Scotland has welcomed new EU measures agreed yesterday which will allow EU Member States to accept shipments of animal feed materials which include traces of not yet EU-approved GM material up to 0.1 per cent.  It remains to be seen, however, whether the new rules will be sufficient to bring down the cost of imported vegetable protein.

23/02/2011

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Planning Key To Unlocking Renewables Potential

NFU Scotland has used the North East Wind Energy Event, taking place at Methlick, Aberdeenshire today (Wednesday, 23 February) to call for planning officials and local authorities to adopt a more consistent and responsible approach to Scotland’s fledgling renewables sector.

23/02/2011

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Union Welcome for SEPA Change Proposals

NFU Scotland has broadly welcomed proposals brought forward by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) which aim to create a better framework for environmental regulation. 

22/02/2011

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New Highland Regional Manager Takes Up Post

NFU Scotland has strengthened its membership team today with the appointment of Bruce McConachie to the post of Highland Regional Manager.

21/02/2011

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Union Questions Disease Security on FMD Anniversary

Ten years on from the worst Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in the UK’s history, NFU Scotland believes the country is better placed to deal with any new disease outbreak but still harbours concerns over disease security and proper policing at British ports and airports.

17/02/2011

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European Decision to Drive Cost Out of Beef Chain

NFU Scotland has welcomed further moves in Europe to raise the age at which cattle entering the food chain would require to be tested for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

17/02/2011

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