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Dairy Farmers to Hear About Price Plan

Dairy farmers around Scotland are invited to hear about exciting new proposals to fundamentally change the way that they get paid for their milk.

26/04/2011

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Union Seeks Inspection Regime that is Fit For Purpose

NFU Scotland has held discussions with the European Commission to look at a new inspection regime for support schemes based around self-regulation by the farming industry. The Union believes a new system, if deemed suitable, could generate wins for Europe, Member States and farmers.

26/04/2011

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New Pricing Formula Proposed for UK Dairy Sector

A group of influential dairy farmers, brought together by NFU Scotland, has today (Wednesday 20 April) launched a proposal it believes could fundamentally improve the UK milk market. 

20/04/2011

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Union Support for Mandatory Element to BVD Plan but More Industry Information Needed

NFU Scotland members have given their support for mandatory herd screening for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), believing it is necessary if plans to eradicate BVD in Scotland have the best opportunity to be successful.

19/04/2011

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Heightened Disease Risk Prompts Calls for Tighter Border Controls

NFU Scotland has written to HM Revenue & Customs calling for greater resources to be targeted towards preventing illegal imports of food into the UK following a growing number of animal disease outbreaks in other parts of the world.  The letter was copied to the Chief Veterinary officers for Scotland and the UK.

15/04/2011

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Union welcomes MP Conclusions on CAP Reform

NFU Scotland has welcomed the conclusions of an influential Westminster committee of MPs following the publication of the committee’s report looking into the planned reform of Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

14/04/2011

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Tail Docking Reminder for Sheep Producers

With lambing season now in full swing, NFU Scotland is reminding sheep producers of the rules around tail docking.

14/04/2011

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Food Production First in Fuel Duty Debate

Farmers and politicians will unite behind calls for Europe to put food production first in any debate this week around fuel duty rebates and increased taxation on the fuel that farming uses according to NFU Scotland.

12/04/2011

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Nitrogen Use Fundamental to Food Security

NFU Scotland has highlighted that nitrogen fertiliser is fundamental to food production and that responsible and efficient use on farm can benefit both the environment and the farmer’s bottom line.

11/04/2011

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Union Launches Scottish Farming Manifesto

In advance of the impending Scottish elections, taking place on Thursday, 5 May, Scotland’s farming union has laid out its challenge to political parties and their candidates on the key issues for the future of Scottish food and farming.

07/04/2011

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