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Scottish Arable Farmers Warned to be Vigilant Against Black-Grass

As many Scottish growers gear up for harvest, and make plans for planting this autumn, NFU Scotland and AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds are warning them to be on the look-out for signs of black-grass.  

29/07/2016

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UK Unions Committed to Working Together on Brexit

The UK’s farming Unions are co-ordinating efforts and committed to working together as the business of mapping out the future for farming post-Brexit begins.

29/07/2016

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Farmers and Crofters Urged to Carry Out Six-Point Vehicle Check

Farmers and crofters are urged to take five minutes to check the road worthiness of their vehicles and trailers before driving on public roads.

28/07/2016

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Commitment to Support Levels Vital for Confidence

NFU Scotland has used an evidence session in the Scottish Parliament today (Thursday 28 July) to reiterate its priorities as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

28/07/2016

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Scottish Hill Sheep Scheme Payments to Begin

NFU Scotland understands that payments under the new Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS) are likely to start tomorrow (28 July), but at a payment rate that will be lower than expected.

27/07/2016

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Milk Price Moves Must Be Speedy and Steep

NFU Scotland is contacting all milk purchasers in Scotland, calling for them to immediately lift prices to producers on the back of a rapidly changing marketplace.

27/07/2016

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Union Calls for New Linked Holdings System to Have Minimum Cross Compliance Impact

NFU Scotland is calling for the Scottish Government to ensure that a new system which is to replace linked holdings must be simple and must not lead to more penalties for farmers and crofters.

27/07/2016

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Farmers Invited to Free Farm Crime Prevention and Fire Safety Event in Strathaven

A ‘walk and talk’ farm crime prevention and fire safety event in Strathaven will provide NFU Scotland members with key information to protect their property.

27/07/2016

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Blow for Leatherjacket Control for Farmers and Crofters

Farmers and crofters now have been left with no economic means of controlling damaging leatherjackets on grassland, following the rejection of an NFU Scotland emergency authorisation application for the use of chlorpyrifos.

26/07/2016

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CEO's Blog 26 July 2016

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister in a speech on Monday 25 July outlined the key interests she believes must be protected in attempting to secure Scotland's position in Europe.  Amongst the points she said was that "safeguarding free movement of labour, access to a single market of 500 million people and the funding that our farmers depend on" are key issues that need to be protected in attempting to secure Scotland’s position in Europe.  These points align nicely with the commitments we set out for government to take forward as a result of the Bre

26/07/2016

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