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Success for Union Lobbying as Permanent Changes to Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme Agreed

NFU Scotland has welcomed today’s announcement from Scottish Government of permanent changes to rules within the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme.

19/04/2018

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Union to Argue in Brussels for End to Mercosur Beef Negotiations

NFU Scotland will be in Brussels next week to add its voice to those calling for the European Commission to postpone negotiations with the Mercosur Bloc on beef.

18/04/2018

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Union Welcome for £250k Weather Support Package

NFU Scotland has welcomed a £250k Scottish Government package of support for farmers and crofters to help address the impact of recent extreme weather.

18/04/2018

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Secretary of State Invited to View Live Animal Transport

NFU Scotland and Serco NorthLink Ferries invite Michael Gove to view shipping system from Northern Isles to Aberdeen as part of UK Government’s call for evidence on live exports and animal transport.

18/04/2018

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Legal and Technical Chairman's Blog - 12 April 2018

Livestock worrying, particularly incidents involving sheep, continues to be a blight on Scottish farming writes Linlithgow farmer Jamie Smart, chair of NFU Scotland’s Legal and Technical committee.

12/04/2018

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Unions Meets to Discuss Milk Contract Consultation

Discussions on plans to regulate milk contracts were top of the agenda when dairy officials from NFU Scotland, NFU England and Wales, Ulster Farmers Union and NFU Cymru met in Birmingham this week for their quarterly meeting.

12/04/2018

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Union Meets with MSP to Discuss Solution to Adverse Weather Troubles

NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick met with Emma Harper MSP yesterday, Tuesday 10 April, to discuss the serious problems Scotland’s farmers are facing after months of bad weather

11/04/2018

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NFU Scotland Calls for Decisions on Live Exports to be Led by Science

As the UK Government calls for evidence on live animal exports for slaughter, the Union is highlighting the high standards which are already in place and based on years of scientific evidence

10/04/2018

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Union Calls for Reconsideration of Rules Around New Entrant Eligibility

NFU Scotland have written to the Scottish Government asking that they look at the rules surrounding the definition of new entrants, following announcement that Young Farmers Start-Up and New Entrants Start-Up Grants will not be re-opened to future applications.

09/04/2018

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NFUS Backs Scottish Government’s Planned Approach to Crofting Legislation Changes

Following on from Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing presentation to the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Crofting on Wednesday 28 March NFU Scotland have written to the Scottish Government outlining their enthusiasm to be part of further consultations on the new Crofting Bill

04/04/2018

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