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Transport central to Scotland’s livestock industry

Given the vital role that transport plays in Scotland’s livestock industry, NFU Scotland has been deeply critical of proposals included in Defra and Scottish Government consultations that closed this week.

26/02/2021

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Twenty years on from FMD 2001 - Robin Spence remembers

When I was asked to write about my experience of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), I thought it was impossible to describe the scale and horror of the disaster that overtook our lives 20 years ago writes Robin Spence, Roberthill, Lockerbie.

26/02/2021

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NFU Scotland Calls on UK and EU to Better Recognise Equivalence to Reduce Trade Friction

NFU Scotland is calling on both the UK Government and the EU Commission to build on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), that came into force at the start of the year and which secured no tariffs or quotas on agri-food goods.

25/02/2021

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A Comment (and Conclusion?) on Convergence

With convergence funding spent, attention must turn to the future writes Director of Policy Jonnie Hall.

25/02/2021

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NFU Scotland Policy Team Adds New Recruit

Joining the Union as Policy Manager for Crops, David Michie takes over from Peter Loggie who retires in early April.

24/02/2021

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New Look to NFU Scotland’s Board of Directors

NFU Scotland’s Board of Directors has a fresh look following recent national, regional and committee elections.

23/02/2021

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Get involved in Red Tractor Review

Red Tractor Assurance is undertaking a periodic review of farm assurance standards across multiple sectors and we need members to get engaged writes Vice President Andrew Connon.

23/02/2021

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Call for Farmers and Crofters to Respond to Damaging Defra Consultation on Animal Transport

NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy has urged farmers and crofters to respond directly to damaging Defra proposals on animal transport ahead of the 25 February deadline.

22/02/2021

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Farming, Crofting and Climate Change

Farmers and crofters must take a ‘transformation pathway’ to ensure that Scottish agriculture meets the challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

22/02/2021

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Rural Tourism Businesses Breathe Sigh of Relief as Short Let Proposals Suspended

Rural tourism businesses have welcomed the announcement that legislation for a short-term lets licensing scheme has been withdrawn from the Scottish Parliament to allow for draft guidance to be developed.

19/02/2021

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