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Union seeks exemption from diesel biofuel rule

November 22, 2019

The farmers’ union has called for an urgent derogation on the inclusion of biofuel in diesel after insisting farmers and crofters are facing a crisis because of serious issues with agricultural machinery.

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Disappearance of £155m from Pillar 2 budget

November 22, 2019

Rural Affairs Minister Fergus Ewing is likely to face close questioning at his next meeting with NFU Scotland after the surreptitious disappearance of £154.76 million from the government’s Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) Pillar 2 budget.

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Write-off risk over UK crop still in ground

November 20, 2019

The Scottish potato harvest is complete “as near as makes no difference” but there’s now a real risk that the 11% of the UK crop which is still in the ground will need to be written off.

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Appeal as pig sector sets out its election manifesto

November 19, 2019

Britain’s pig farmers have warned the next UK Government that it must ensure the country’s ability to produce high-quality pork products isn’t fatally undermined by double standards being applied to post-Brexit trade deals.

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