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High Court Ruling on Metaldehyde Must See Science-Based Decision Process Adopted

NFU Scotland has welcomed a High Court decision overturning a DEFRA ban on a trusted and widely used product to combat the threat to crops of slugs.

31/07/2019

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Summit Aims to Secure a Profitable and Productive Scotch Beef Sector

A summit organised by NFU Scotland in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, this week (Monday 29 July) focused on securing a profitable and productive Scottish beef sector against the backdrop of some of the poorest prices in recent times.

31/07/2019

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Union Welcome for Wide Ranging Report into Future of Scottish Agriculture

NFU Scotland has welcomed the findings of a wide-ranging inquiry into the future of Scottish agriculture, published this morning (31 July).

31/07/2019

Blog

Sheila Voas, Chief Veterinary Officer for Scotland's Blog - 31 July 2019

Access to the countryside is fantastic both for improving human health and wellbeing, and pet ownership has been shown to also benefit human health and wellbeing. So, what better way to spend an hour or two than by taking your dog for a walk in the countryside? And of course, in Scotland we are fortunate that our access legislation and the ‘Right to Roam’ allows us, subject to certain rules, to do just that. But let’s pause a moment and think about it from the other perspective.

31/07/2019

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Director of Policy's Blog - 29 July 2019

As NFU Scotland continues to juggle the day-to-day jobs which most affect members with their long term goals, Director of Policy Jonnie Hall discusses the Union’s ‘Big Six’ priorities and why they are so important.

29/07/2019

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Former NFU Scotland President Nigel Miller's Blog - 26 July 2019

As a member of the newly appointed climate change inquiry group, ‘Farming for 1.5 Degrees’, former NFU Scotland President Nigel Miller looks at the challenges faced by the group.

26/07/2019

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Feed Potatoes Get Timely Boost

NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to lift the ban on feeding crop treated with maleic hydrazide (MH) to livestock

25/07/2019

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Union Seeks Early Engagement with New Cabinet Appointments

NFU Scotland has written to key cabinet appointments announced yesterday (24 July) by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

25/07/2019

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Union Welcomes Early Loan Scheme Announcement Amid Ongoing Brexit Uncertainty

NFU Scotland has welcomed the early announcement that the National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) will operate again this year, providing vital financial support for Scottish farmers and crofters at a time of great uncertainty.

25/07/2019

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President's Blog - 24 July 2019

Farmers need a full toolkit to feed the world, that is according to President Andrew McCornick who is taking aim at the EU’s hazard based approach to regulating plant protection products.

24/07/2019

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