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Help to Deal with Transport Trauma

As harvest in Scotland gets into full swing, NFU Scotland is encouraging all those taking agricultural vehicles, trailers and equipment on the road to make sure they are ‘up to speed’ on the complex and, at times confusing transport rules.

27/08/2010

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Union Calls for Costs to be Factor in Milk Price Talks

NFU Scotland is demanding that all processors and retailers factor the surge in production costs into consideration when considering milk prices to be paid to farmers this coming autumn and winter.

25/08/2010

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UK Unions Call for Immediate Beef Price Rise

Livestock chairmen from the UK farming Unions of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are warning that the long term sustainability of UK beef production is being threatened by the continuing low beef price.

24/08/2010

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Pig and Poultry Buyers Must Cover Higher Feed Costs

NFU Scotland is calling on the food chain for a rapid response to the significant increase in feed costs being faced by Scotland’s pig and poultry farmers.

20/08/2010

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Cautious Welcome for Forestry Pilot

NFU Scotland has given a conditional welcome to a new pilot from Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) that aims to increase tree cover across the country by creating new woodlands in partnership with farmers.

18/08/2010

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No Change to NFUS Office Bearer Terms

Following consultation with its local branches, NFU Scotland will not be proposing any changes to the rules concerning how long its President or Vice-Presidents can serve in office.

18/08/2010

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Growers Told Not to Gamble on Cereals Profitability

With higher grain prices hitting the headlines, NFU Scotland has called on growers not to gamble with the market and risk losing out on much needed revenue. 

18/08/2010

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Dairy Exodus Continues as Retailers Slash Prices

More dairy farmers have left the industry in the first half of 2010 than in the whole of 2009 while the nation’s major retailers have embarked on a renewed milk price war as they try to compete with each other and the growing number of discount supermarkets.

11/08/2010

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NFUS Backs Pledge to Support Active Farmers

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, has announced today (9 August) his approval of short-term recommendations from the Brian Pack-led inquiry into farm support.

11/08/2010

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CLONED ANIMALS - Policy Briefing

Latest Legal Background to offspring of cloned cattle case

06/08/2010

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