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CEO's Blog - 30 June 2016

Today you might have been one of the many who had a near miss while working on your farm or croft.  Most farmers and crofters if being honest will be able to recall an incident that so nearly resulted in them having a serious accident.  But for 80 men, women and children they weren’t as fortunate as it wasn’t a near miss they had.  In the last 10 years, 80 people have lost their lives on Scottish farms.  Everyone wants to return home to their family at the end of a hard working day.  No-one sets out with the intention of having an accident but it can hap

30/06/2016

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Union Calls for Simple Changes to Make Beef Efficiency Scheme Fit for Purpose

NFU Scotland has provided eight simple recommendations to Scottish Government on how its ground-breaking Beef Efficiency Scheme could be improved to drive forward the beef sector in Scotland.

30/06/2016

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Stay of Execution for Glyphosate Welcomed by NFUS

NFU Scotland has welcomed confirmation that the use of the popular herbicide, glyphosate, has been given a last-minute stay of execution for 18 months.

29/06/2016

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Union Maps Out Its Strategy Following Brexit Vote

On behalf of Scotland’s farmers and crofters, NFU Scotland has given its commitment to put a profitable and productive sector at the core of its negotiations on Britain’s exit from Europe and the CAP.

29/06/2016

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EU Milk Package Unlikely to Provide ‘Silver Bullet’

NFU Scotland has warned that a further European dairy package, while likely to offer short term support, is unlikely to be the ‘silver bullet’ needed to balance markets and drive up prices.

29/06/2016

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Farmers Tell Their Stories to Save Lives on Farm

NFU Scotland will be using Farm Safety Week, which takes place from 4 to 8 July, to highlight measures farmers and those working within the industry can take to ensure safety on farms.

28/06/2016

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Union Presses Ahead with Greening Change Demands

NFU Scotland is pressing Scottish Government to strip out gold-plating from within Scotland’s greening rules and remove the competitive disadvantage faced by our growers.

28/06/2016

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Locally-Sourced Fine Scottish Produce the Focus of NFUS Drinks Reception

For several years, NFU Scotland has boasted an array of high-quality Scottish produce at its Royal Highland Show drinks reception, and 2016 is no different.

24/06/2016

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Encouraging Women to Get More Involved in The Union

In recent months NFU Scotland has been increasing its work to encourage more women to get involved in union activity and agriculture on a wider scale.

24/06/2016

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Reacting to the EU Referendum Result - 24 June 2016

After a night of twists and turns, the result is final. The UK has voted to leave the European Union, by a slim majority of 52% to 48%. Turnout was 72%. Of course, this doesn't mean we have awoken today as an independent UK. Rather, the result now symbolises a mandate given to the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 of the European Union, where a Member State will negotiate the terms of its exit.

24/06/2016

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