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Plastic Packaging Tax Comes Into Force On 1 April 2022

At the start of this year, in what was a lobbying win for NFU Scotland and the other UK farming unions, HM Treasury accepted that the plastic film used by many farmers and crofters to produce silage bales would continue to be exempt from the forthcoming Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT).

31/03/2022

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Government and supermarkets must waken up to food security risk

Governments and supermarkets need to waken up quick or they will be held responsible for the biggest food inflation rises in generations writes NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy.

30/03/2022

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Calls for Slurry Storage Funding to Meet New Rules

NFU Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to increase the agri-environment budget as a matter of priority to specifically fund the significant levels of capital investment that will be required on many Scottish farms to comply with new slurry storage rules coming into force over the next four years.

29/03/2022

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World Water Day 2022 Blog

Water is a vital resource for the agriculture sector, we cannot produce food without a consistent and plentiful water supply. While we may think there is no shortage of rain in Scotland, we can be vulnerable to periods of dry weather, and this can put pressure on farm businesses.

22/03/2022

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Union Maps Out Key Asks Amid Growing Food Security Concerns

NFU Scotland is calling on the UK Government, Scottish Government, processors, retailers and the banking sector to take urgent action to address the immediate risks to domestic food production in the interests of consumers and producers.

16/03/2022

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New Agency Team at NFU Mutual Keith & Turriff Offices

Sarah Law and Rosslyn Reid have joined the current senior agent Richard Thompson as partners in the Keith and Turriff offices.

11/03/2022

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Union Delegation on Two-Day Westminster Lobby

An NFU Scotland delegation has undertaken two days of intensive lobbying in Westminster with food security, the labour crisis and future support arrangements on the agenda.

11/03/2022

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New Livestock Committee Chair Maps Out Priorities

Highland farmer Hugh Fraser has mapped out the policy priorities for NFU Scotland’s influential Livestock committee in the year ahead.

10/03/2022

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Angus Farmer Matthew Steel to Chair NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Group

Matthew Steel has been confirmed as the new Chair of NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Committee, replacing Orkney’s Peter Moss who held the post since 2017.

09/03/2022

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Scotland’s Farmers Will Play Their Part in Addressing Food Security Concerns

NFU Scotland continues to offer support to fellow farmers in Ukraine as the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion deepens.

08/03/2022

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