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Union Positive on Pack Inquiry Short Term Plans

NFU Scotland has welcomed the positive messages for Scottish farmers unveiled when Brian Pack released the short-term recommendations from his independent inquiry into future support arrangements for Scottish agriculture.

25/06/2010

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Show Starts with Positive Moves on Key Issues

The 2010 Royal Highland Show has started with some important progress being announced on some key issues for Scotland’s farming community, according to NFUS.

24/06/2010

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9 Million Euro Research Grant Boosts Livestock Sector

The largest grant ever to be awarded by the EU in the field of animal health has been secured by Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh, a fantastic result for the world class facility based in Scotland’s capital. 

23/06/2010

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All Cattle Keepers Urged to Comment on BVD Plans

Scotland’s cattle keepers are to have their say on Scottish Government plans to eradicate Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) at series of meetings being organised by NFU Scotland.

17/06/2010

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European Breakthrough on COOL Labelling

NFU Scotland is delighted that lobbying efforts to secure meaningful country of origin labelling (COOL) on fresh and processed food have helped secure the backing of the European parliament in a breakthrough vote taken in Strasbourg today (Wednesday, 16 June).

16/06/2010

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Crunch Time for Milk Prices as Market Malfunctions

NFU Scotland is calling on retailers, processors and co-ops to factor an immediate and sustained milk price increase to dairy farmers in to the current re-tendering exercise being undertaken on milk and dairy product contracts.

16/06/2010

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Ministerial Meetings Present Positive Political Agenda

NFU Scotland emerged from its first official meetings with UK Government ministers yesterday (Tuesday, 15 June) confident that the relationship between the Scottish agricultural industry and Westminster was entering a new and positive period.

16/06/2010

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LFA Funding Boost to Scotland's Hill Farming Sector - Scottish Government takes on NFU Scotland proposals

Scottish Government’s decision to adopt NFU Scotland’s proposals for improvements to the delivery of the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) will secure a significant uplift in funding to all those receiving LFA payments from the 2011 scheme.  

14/06/2010

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Long Term Prospects Mask Short Term Arable Gloom

Scottish arable farmers left the UK’s major arable event, Cereals 2010, with a positive view of long term prospects for grain but focussed on short-term concerns over price prospects and uncertainty over input costs.

10/06/2010

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Minister’s Mull Visit to Study Sea Eagles and Farming

Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham visited Mull today, at the invitation of NFU Scotland, to meet farmers who are trying to strike a balance between managing the habitat of white-tailed sea eagles and successful farming businesses.

07/06/2010

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