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Exchange Rate Hits Support Payments For 2015

The exchange rate to be used to calculate support to be delivered through Scotland’s new Basic Payment Scheme is €1= £0.73129.

30/09/2015

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Hill Farming’s Invaluable Contribution Recognised

NFU Scotland will use a national conference on Scottish hill farming to recognise the invaluable contribution made by the sector but state that future support arrangements are crucial to its future success.

30/09/2015

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Fears Highlighted On Pentland Hills Regional Park Extension Plan

NFU Scotland (NFUS) and Scottish Land & Estates (SL&E) have spoken out in opposition to plans to extend the boundary of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, amid fears that the un-costed proposals will lead to an unfair and unnecessary burden on farmers and land managers in the area.

29/09/2015

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Union Calls for Derogation of Greening Rule

NFU Scotland has stressed to the Scottish Government the need for an urgent derogation from the European Commission in relation to the planting of green cover crops under the new greening guidance of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

25/09/2015

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Call For UK’s Biggest Retailer To Sell More Home-Produced Lamb

NFU Scotland is looking for the UK’s biggest retailer to commit to stocking significantly more home produced lamb in the future.

23/09/2015

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Union Anger at SEPA Charging Proposals

NFU Scotland has slammed proposals from Scotland’s environmental body to significantly hike many of its charges.  

21/09/2015

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Review of CAP Convergence Allocation Urgently Needed

NFU Scotland has secured commitment from Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, for facilitation of a meeting with Defra Farming Minister George Eustice to discuss a review of the allocation of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) convergence money.

17/09/2015

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Union Stresses Concerns Of Tenanted Sector For Waygo

Greater investment in tenanted holdings and an increase in the amount of land under tenancy agreements are required for the Agricultural Holdings Bill to be a success.

17/09/2015

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Grain Buyers to Adjust Malting Barley Contract Standards

NFU of Scotland has welcomed news that major grain buyers are adjusting their contract standards for malting barley to take account of this year’s difficult growing conditions.

16/09/2015

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NFUS Raises Concerns About Feed In Tariff Proposals

NFU Scotland has written to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) voicing concerns about proposed cuts to Feed in Tariffs (FITs).

16/09/2015

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