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Good Conditions for Scotland’s 2021 Harvest and a Great Start Made to Autumn Planting for 2022 Crop

Reports from around the country suggest Scotland’s 2021 harvest has been relatively straight forward due to long spells of dry weather, and many parts are ahead of schedule and already finished with autumn planting.

29/09/2021

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NFU Scotland Calls on UK Government to Go Further to Tackle Labour Crisis in Farming, Food and Drink

NFU Scotland has welcomed the UK Government announcement of short-term visas for 5000 HGV and 5500 poultry workers but called on it to go further if it is to tackle the labour crisis on Scottish farms and in the wider Scottish food and drink sector.

27/09/2021

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Why don’t soft fruit and vegetable farms employ more local people?

Why don’t soft fruit and vegetable farms employ more local people? A recent survey of NFU Scotland’s horticultural members, carried out by Policy Manager David Michie, failed to find any farm that had a positive response to this question.

24/09/2021

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Union Calls for Valuable Goose Management Support to Continue

NFU Scotland is calling on NatureScot to reverse its decision to end valuable financial support for managing the damaging numbers of geese found on many Scottish islands.

22/09/2021

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Recycle Week 2021 Urges Farmers to ‘Step It Up’

Recycle Week 2021 is underway, and farmers and crofters can do their bit to ‘Step it Up’ writes NFU Scotland’s Environmental Resources Policy Manager Sarah Cowie.

22/09/2021

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Are Scottish pig producers facing the perfect storm... again? – Jamie Wyllie Blog

The chair of NFU Scotland’s Pigs Committee, Jamie Wyllie asks: “Are Scottish pig producers facing the perfect storm... again?”

16/09/2021

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Trailer Test Change Welcome but Road Safety Must Remain a Priority

NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that, from autumn 2021, there will be an automatic ability for those with a full car driving licence to tow a trailer with a car without an additional test.

15/09/2021

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Further Delays to Border Controls a Bitter Blow to Scottish Farming and Food and Drink Sector

The announcement of further delays to post-Brexit import checks on agri-food products coming from the EU is a bitter blow to Scottish farmers and the nation’s food and drink sector.

15/09/2021

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Union Launches Pre-Cop26 #Farmingforthefuture Campaign

As attention turns towards COP26, the UN’s annual climate summit which this year is being hosted in Glasgow between the 1-12 November, NFU Scotland launches a social media campaign which seeks to highlight some of the many positive steps Scottish agriculture has already made towards cutting emissions.

14/09/2021

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Union In Westminster on #backbritishfarmingday

NFU Scotland is calling on the UK Government to address the nation’s growing labour crisis as it heads to Westminster to join other UK Farming Unions in celebrating #BackBritishFarmingDay on Wednesday 15 September.

14/09/2021

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