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Chief Executive's blog - 26 February 2016

The heat has been turned up again this week on the Scottish Government over their failure to deliver CAP payments to farmers, crofters and growers.  Once more, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has tried to defend the criticisms aimed at her Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead and her government over their failure to deliver much-needed vital payments and the severe cash flow problems this is causing farm businesses and the rural economy.

26/02/2016

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Farmer Shelf Watch Shows That Retailers Must go Further to Support Scottish Pig Industry

With Scottish pig prices at an eight-year low, some of Scotland’s major retailers must go further to support the Scottish pig sector through troubled times.

24/02/2016

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NFUS Outlines CAP Delivery Failure to Auditor General

NFU Scotland has submitted fresh evidence to the Auditor General for Scotland on the Scottish Government’s IT programme at the centre of Scotland’s failure to deliver support payments to farmers and crofters.

23/02/2016

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One Week Left to Apply for Floodbank Restoration Funding

Farmers whose floodbanks were damaged in the winter 2015/16 storms, and who lie within one of nine eligible local authorities, are being urged to apply for a grant from the Agricultural Floodbank Repair Grant Scheme before it closes on 29 February 2016.

23/02/2016

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Scottish Government continues to let down farmers

Despite promises of progress, Scottish Government’s calamitous delivery of support payments to farmers and crofters continues.

22/02/2016

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Start gun fired on EU membership debate

The start gun has been fired on the referendum that will decide the UK’s future place in Europe.

22/02/2016

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Banks Central to Delivering ScotGov Hardship Fund

Details on the Scottish Government’s Hardship Scheme, announced by Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead last week at NFU Scotland’s AGM have been announced.

19/02/2016

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UK and EU Action Needed to Address Farm Cash Flow

The Presidents of the four UK farming unions- NFU Scotland, NFU, NFU Cymru and Ulster Farmers Union met in Brussels today (Friday 19 February) to discuss the steps needed to help the farming sector deal with growing cash flow difficulties.

19/02/2016

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NFUS Promotional Activity at Aldi Stores Continues Over Coming Weeks

Promotional events at three Aldi stores will be taking place over the next few weeks to engage with consumers and promote Scottish produce.

17/02/2016

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Fresh Look to Union’s Board of Directors

Following last week’s AGM in St Andrews, Fife, NFU Scotland has a new look to its Board of Directors.

16/02/2016

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