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Headline CAP Deal Marks New Era for Scottish Farming

News that Europe has reached a headline agreement on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy will see the focus now shift to identifying how the proposals will be introduced at a Scottish level in 2015.

26/06/2013

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APPLICATIONS GROW AS AID SCHEME DEADLINES APPROACH

Applications to Scottish Government aid schemes are building as the July 5 deadline approaches.

26/06/2013

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UNION IN EUROPE TO STRIKE RIGHT CAP DEAL FOR SCOTLAND

NFU Scotland will be in Luxembourg and Brussels this week as Europe closes in on a deal on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

24/06/2013

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CAP Must Recognise Scotland's Vast Existing EFA NFUS Tells EU Environment Commissioner

Scotland's vast areas of soft features must be allowed to count as Environmental Focus Areas under the new CAP says NFUS President Nigel Miller.

21/06/2013

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Farmers Meet With Ministers Ahead Of CAP Crunch

Members of NFU Scotland’s Board of Directors met with Defra Farming Minister David Heath and Scottish Secretary of State Michael Moore at the Highland Show, Scotland’s annual four-day food and farming event that started at Ingliston near Edinburgh today (Thursday, 20 June).

20/06/2013

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Farmers Urged To Act On Schmallenberg

NFU Scotland is writing to all its members, urging them to assess if their livestock are at risk of contracting the Schmallenberg virus (SBV).  If the answer is yes, then they must put an action plan in place.

18/06/2013

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Scottish Farming Leaders in Talks with Minister Ahead of CAP Crunch Time

Ahead of CAP talks reaching their climax in the next few weeks, NFU Scotland's President, Nigel Miller and staff have met with Defra minister, Owen Paterson and his advisors to reiterate Scotland's priorities which have yet to be addressed in concluding discussions between the EU Commission, EU Parliament and Member State governments via the EU Council.

12/06/2013

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All Aboard For A Taste Of Scotch Lamb

Those boarding the CalMac ferry running between Oban and Mull this Friday (June 14) will have local sheep farmers tempting them with tasty bites of delicious Scotch lamb.

11/06/2013

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Farmers Support Revamp For Less Favoured Areas

NFU Scotland's Less Favoured Areas Committee believes the Scottish Government must act with urgency in introducing a revamped Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) to run between now and 2016.

07/06/2013

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Scottish Shoppers Duped By Misleading Labelling

Scottish shoppers looking to support Scottish farmers are being misled into buying imported produce as a result of ineffective rules around product labelling.

07/06/2013

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