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Employers of European Union Citizens Reminded of Application Deadline for Settled Status Scheme

With less than one year to go before the UK Government’s Settled Status Scheme closes for applications on 30 June 2021, NFU Scotland is reminding all its members who employ seasonal and permanent workers from the EU to encourage all their staff who wish to work in the UK in future years to apply to the Scheme.

13/07/2020

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Serving Scotland: Cream

When Covid-19 hit it turned the hospitality industry upside down, which had a knock on effect on all those farmers and crofters who supplied to restaurants and hotels. In response to this crisis Yester Farms Dairies and their Yester Mains farm had to completely change the way they worked overnight to keep their business afloat.

10/07/2020

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Serving Scotland: Strawberries

The postponement of Wimbledon isn’t the only serious effect Covid-19 has had on Scotland’s strawberry growers this season. Tim Stockwell from Barnsmuir Farm, Fife, talks about how his farm used the sudden labour shortage as a chance to connect with the local community.

10/07/2020

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Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 9 July 2020

There is much to welcome in the Chancellor’s summer statement but the road to recovery will be rocky writes Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper.

09/07/2020

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Farmers Urged to Clearly Mark Projections on Vehicles and Machinery

Following an incident in England last month, NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to properly mark any projections on agricultural vehicles and machinery which might be used on the road.

08/07/2020

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Scottish Farming – Proud to Serve Scotland

NFU Scotland has issued an open letter thanking the nation for the support that it has shown for Scottish farming, food and drink throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – and farmers and crofters have been proud to serve them.

08/07/2020

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Open Letter to Scottish Shoppers – 8 July 2020

An open letter to Scottish consumers from NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick

08/07/2020

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Union Secures Exemption for Agriculture from Driver Requirements

NFU Scotland has successfully lobbied for agriculture to be exempt from Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) requirements.

08/07/2020

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Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI) fellowship Blog - 6 July 2020

The benefits of farm diversification into agroforestry. A blog by Dr Gemma Miller, the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI) fellowship with NFU Scotland.

06/07/2020

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Farmers and Growers Reminded of Guidance Around ‘Bangers’ as Harvest Season Approaches

Arable farmers in Scotland are explaining to those living in rural areas that bird scaring devices, such as gas ‘bangers’ are a ‘noisy but necessary’ part of crop protection at this vital time of year.

01/07/2020

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