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23 March 17 - Westminster Attack Sees NFUS Ministerial Meetings on Brexit Postponed

The attack at Westminster this afternoon (22 March) saw the necessary postponement of a high-level meeting between NFU Scotland and three UK Government Ministers to discuss Scottish agriculture’s Brexit priorities.
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22 March 17 - Union’s Sheep Worrying Action Stepped Up in Midlothian

NFU Scotland has stepped up its fight against sheep worrying in Midlothian, as it took to Vogrie Country Park this week.

20 March 17 - Shoppers Urged to Buy Scottish Amid ‘Rotten’ Brazilian Meat Claims

Following the news that Brazilian meat processors are selling ‘rotten’ meat, NFU Scotland believes that the integrity of meat being sold in the European and UK market must be protected.
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20 March 17 - Angus Retires as Chairman of Agri Forum After 19 Years

Well-known Argyll farmer Angus MacFadyen, has stood down from his chairmanship of the Argyll and Isles Agricultural Forum after 19 years.

16 March 17 - Dog Walkers Urged to Clean Up Faeces on Farmland

NFU Scotland is urging members of the public to clean up after their dogs when walking on or near to agricultural land.
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15 March 17 - Glyphosate Opinion Welcomed by Scottish Farmers

NFU Scotland has welcomed the conclusions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on the safety of the important herbicide, glyphosate.
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15 March 17 - Union Calls on Scottish Government to Bolster Goose Management Funding

NFU Scotland is calling on Scottish Government to commit to continued funding of Greylag goose management schemes.  In addition, with large populations of geese establishing themselves elsewhere in Scotland, the Union has asked Scottish Government to make provision for supporting new but necessary pilot schemes in other parts of the country.

10 March 17 - Union Welcomes Crofting Law Review Report

NFU Scotland has welcomed the publication of a review into the priorities for crofting law reform.

10 March 17 - Cattle Inspection Failures Prompt Union Reminder

The annual round of farm inspections is underway with unofficial reports suggesting failures around cattle ID and tagging are continuing at an unacceptably high level.
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09 March 17 - Top Ayrshire Sheep Breeder Left Devastated After Dogs Attack Pregnant Ewes

A top sheep breeder has spoken of his devastation after 29 in-lamb ewes were mauled by two dogs earlier this week, causing substantial losses, and heartbreak.David Morrison, of Dalwyne Blackies, Barr, Girvan, was alerted to the attack on Monday morning, after two dogs had attacked his sheep overnight.
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