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Scottish Election 2016: What are the parties saying?

NFU Scotland members may rightly think that not a year has gone by in recent memory without at least one visit to a polling station. However, with agriculture, food and drink policy and rural development all being devolved to the Scottish Parliament, the interests of our industry in the election on Thursday 5 May are clear.

28/04/2016

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NFUS to Hold Beef Producer Drop-In Session in Lanark

NFU Scotland’s livestock committee has extended its programme of drop-in sessions at store sales to take place at Lanark Mart next week. This is one of seven taking place around the country as farmer’s concerns about the beef market grow.

27/04/2016

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Scottish Government Delivers on April Payment Pledge as Beef Calf Payment Run Starts

NFU Scotland believes that Scottish Government has virtually fulfilled its pledge to ensure any Scottish farmers and crofters who had not received any support payment by the end of March would receive a nationally-funded payment from the Scottish Government in April.

27/04/2016

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Union Uses European Meetings to Highlight Trade Deal Dangers to Scotch Beef

NFU Scotland’s Livestock committee chairman has used European platforms to highlight the danger that a flawed trade deal with South American countries could have on Scotland’s iconic beef industry.  

27/04/2016

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Farmers Urged to be Extra Vigilant After 450 Sheep Stolen

Farmers across the country are being urged to be on their guard and check their livestock regularly after around 450 in-lamb cheviot ewes were stolen in the space of 24 hours from a farm in Dumfries and Galloway.

20/04/2016

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NFU Scotland Urges Retailers to Strengthen Support for Scottish Lamb

NFU Scotland has written to some of the UK’s largest retailers asking when they expect to exclusively stock home produced lamb in their stores.

20/04/2016

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Agri-Environment Deadline Looming for Scottish Farmers

As things stand, Scottish farmers have until tomorrow (20 April) to submit their agri-environment climate scheme (AECS) applications.

19/04/2016

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Union’s Renewables Project Short-Listed for UK Award

NFU Scotland’s innovative farm-based renewables project has been short-listed for a prestigious national award.

19/04/2016

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Members Invited to Attend North East Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Kintore Arms, Inverurie to provide a platform for debate and allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

18/04/2016

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Members Invited to Attend Angus Hustings Event

NFU Scotland will host an elections hustings event at the Reid Hall, Forfar provide a platform for debate and allow its members to make an informed decision in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May.

15/04/2016

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