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President's Blog 28 December 2015

These are exceptional times for NFU Scotland and Scottish agriculture and let’s hope 2016 brings some genuine cheer.The pressure that has built around all businesses in 2015, regardless of sector, was unprecedented.The root of our problems remain creeping costs, volatile and depressed markets, and damaging uncertainty over the timing and value of new CAP support payments.

28/12/2015

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Late Changes to Suckler Beef Scheme's Ineligible Breeds List Unacceptable

NFU Scotland has raised concerns to the Scottish Government this week about changes made to the ineligible breeds list for those applying to the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme, which closes on 31 December.

23/12/2015

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Land Reform Bill - Call for Further Evidence

This document outlines the views of NFU Scotland on the Land Reform Bill.   The document will be updated to reflect changes to the Bill as it passes through the parliamentary process.

23/12/2015

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First insight for farmers into Basic Payment Scheme entitlements

With the Scottish Government having now written to some 16,000 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applicants many farmers will now have their first insight into the estimated value of their new BPS entitlements for this year and coming years.

23/12/2015

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NFUS Starts 2016 on a Positive Financial Footing

NFU Scotland finished 2015 in the black, and begins the New Year on a sound financial footing.

22/12/2015

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Scottish Farmer to Head Up UK Representation on European Agri-Tech Project

Scottish farmer Jamie Smart is to head up UK representation on a European Agri-tech pilot project valued at €30 million.

17/12/2015

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NFUS Poster Campaign Halves Dog Fouling on Farmland

A dramatic pilot poster campaign urging dog walkers to clean up after their pets has more than halved the incidence of dog fouling on agricultural land.

17/12/2015

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Retailers Must Commit to Working with Scottish Agriculture

NFU Scotland is calling on all UK retailers to commit to getting behind Scottish farmers, address supply chain issues and ensure food producers share in the rewards as well as the risks.

17/12/2015

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NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust Draws to a Close

NFU Scotland’s Centenary Trust, which has awarded more than £217,000 to 73 projects across the country during its lifetime, has now been dissolved.

17/12/2015

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NFUS Constitutional Changes to be Voted on at AGM

NFU Scotland is to propose three constitutional changes at its Annual General Meeting in February 2016 following consultation with its members.

16/12/2015

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