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Single Farm Payment Exchange Rate confirmed

The Scottish Government has today (Thursday, 30 September) confirmed that the exchange rate to be used for the 2010 Single Farm Payment (SFP) Scheme is €1= £0.85995

30/09/2010

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Census Figures Show Fragile Beef Recovery

NFU Scotland has welcomed the green shoots of recovery seen in the Scottish beef herd but points out that any sustained increase in the number of beef cows being kept will be dependent on sustained and reliable returns from the market place.

30/09/2010

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NFUS on Transport and Layers with EU Welfare Officials

NFU Scotland has sat down with European Commission officials to encourage them to better enforce existing animal transport laws before giving consideration to new rules that could impinge on Scotland’s ability to move livestock.

30/09/2010

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Union Tackles Europe again on EID Compliance Rules

NFU Scotland has repeated its call for an amnesty on penalties related to accidental breaches of the confusing sheep EID requirements and called on Europe to ensure that any penalties are properly focussed on any errors that weaken the robust tracking system for animals.

29/09/2010

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Union Views Benefits of Dutch Dairy Chain

NFU Scotland believes lessons could be learnt from the Dutch dairy sector to help deliver a more stable, fairer dairy supply chain in the UK.

29/09/2010

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Tenant Farming Forum Responds to Holdings Consultation

Scotland’s Tenant Farming Forum (TFF), which aims to promote a healthy tenanted farm sector in Scotland, has given its initial response to the publication of the Scottish Government consultation: “Proposals to Amend the Agricultural Holdings Act 1991 and 2003”.

28/09/2010

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Future Farmers Open their Doors for On-Farm Event

Future Farmer award winners (2009), Peelham Farm, together with The Elizabeth Murray Trust and Triodos Bank, are hosting a farm open-day on Friday 15 October which will look at the challenging issues of ‘Sustainable Farming for a Profitable Future’.

23/09/2010

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Dumfries & Galloway - NFUS Welcomes Local Helpline from Network Rail

NFU Scotland is working with Network Rail to encourage farmers who are grazing livestock along the Gretna to Motherwell West Coast Mainline to check the condition of rail side fencing and make use of a local helpline to report any problems. 

22/09/2010

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Forth & Clyde - NFUS Welcomes Local Helpline from Network Rail

NFU Scotland is working with Network Rail to encourage farmers who are grazing livestock along the Gretna to Motherwell West Coast Mainline to check the condition of rail side fencing and make use of a local helpline to report any problems. 

22/09/2010

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NFUS Stockjudging Raises Cash for Cancer Charity

Participants in a NFU Scotland charity stockjudging evening have raised £1,590 for Cancer Research UK. 

22/09/2010

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