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Exchange Rate Hits Support Payments for 2014

The Scottish Government has today (Tuesday, 30 September) confirmed that the exchange rate to be used to calculate support delivered through the 2014 Single Farm Payment (SFP) Scheme is €1= £0.7773.

30/09/2014

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Scottish Government Decisions on Nitrogen Fixing Crops Limit Scotland’s Greening Options

NFU Scotland has expressed deep disappointment at Scottish Government’s decision to impose stringent management restrictions on those hoping to grow nitrogen fixing crops in a bid to meet their greening obligations.

24/09/2014

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Farmers Urged to put Employment Contracts in Place

NFU Scotland is reminding agricultural employers to ensure they have an up to date contract of employment in place for employees.  The plea comes on the day that the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) announces new minimum wage rates for the sector.

23/09/2014

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Farming Presidents Lead Lobbying Offensive in Brussels

The presidents of the four UK farming unions will be in Brussels this week on a major lobbying offensive.

22/09/2014

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Referendum Platform Must Drive Scottish Farming and Food & Drink Sectors Forward

NFU Scotland believes Scotland’s decision to remain within the United Kingdom must provide a platform to drive our farming and food and drink sectors forward.

19/09/2014

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News Release on Behalf of NFU Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates and Scottish Tenant Farmers Association

The three main membership organisations representing landowners and tenants in Scotland said today the industry-led rent review initiative, launched in late July, will be ready to deal with any cases that may arise before November’s rent review term date.

17/09/2014

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Greening Dilemma for Scottish Growers

With the harvest completed for most, farmer focus is on cropping plans for the 2015 season.

17/09/2014

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Union Board Backs Rural Lifesaving Initiative

NFU Scotland’s Board of Directors have backed an initiative, which could potentially save lives on farms.

17/09/2014

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Top Notch Line Up of Speakers for Dairy Open Day in Dumfries and Galloway

NFU Scotland is inviting farmers from across the country, in particular those with an interest in dairy, to the Wigtownshire Branch Open day when high-profile speakers will take to the floor.

16/09/2014

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Scottish Chicken Shortfall on Supermarket Shelves as Farmers Lose Contracts

Scottish consumers face the prospect of being unable to buy Scottish chicken in their local supermarket as further cuts to Scottish producers’ contracts are announced.

09/09/2014

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