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Frustration as Government Confirms Sheep Ageing Rules Not to Change

In a disappointing move, the UK Government has confirmed that it will not be introducing a change to sheep ageing rules for the purposes of TSE controls.

30/04/2019

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Protected Species Status for Beavers Turns Focus to Management and Licencing Scheme

With beavers to receive protected status from tomorrow (1 May), NFU Scotland believes that the focus must now turn to ensuring that the management and licencing schemes for the species are effective.

30/04/2019

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New Agricultural Policy Must Meet Food Production and Environmental Challenges

NFU Scotland joined WWF Scotland and award-winning crofter, Lynn Cassells at the SNP spring conference today (Saturday 27 April) to highlight the importance of a new agricultural policy post-Brexit that incentivises and rewards agricultural activity and delivers for the environment and climate change.

29/04/2019

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NFUS Pork Shelfwatch Finds Significant Shortage of Scottish on Supermarket Shelves

NFU Scotland’s secret shoppers have found significant scope to increase the volumes of Scottish pork, ham and bacon on many supermarket shelves while general support for UK produce was good.

26/04/2019

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Union ‘Champions’ Unveiled as Part of New Campaign

With NFU Scotland’s membership continuing to grow, and the engagement it has with political and wider stakeholder circles stronger than ever, NFU Scotland has launched a new campaign to show why every farmer and crofter in Scotland should be a member.

26/04/2019

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Livestock Committee Chairman's Blog - 25 April 2019

I was recently in Brussels to attend meetings with other European farming unions to discuss the beef sector. I think I surprised everyone, including my wife Jan, that I was able to make it there and back all on my own writes Livestock Committee Chairman Jimmy Ireland.

25/04/2019

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Bew Review Must Deliver for Scotland on Convergence

NFU Scotland has repeated its position that Scotland’s farm funding shortfall of almost £190 million must be addressed in the current Review of Intra-UK Allocation of Domestic Farm Funding, being led by Lord Bew.

24/04/2019

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Irresponsible Dog Owners Targeted in Dumfries and Galloway

NFU Scotland and partners were out in force in Dumfries and Galloway over the weekend to encourage responsible dog ownership in the countryside.

22/04/2019

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Vice President's Blog - 19 April 2019

Writing in between spreading loads of lime, I believe Scotland is in a good place when it comes to soil health but we could do more writes Martin Kennedy.

19/04/2019

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Head of Policy Team's Blog - 17 April 2019

During the passage of the 2016 Land Reform Act, stakeholder discussions on issues around agricultural tenancies were often fraught writes Head of Policy Team Gemma Cooper.

17/04/2019

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