NFU Scotland

Farming

Farm leaders plan national day of action

January 17, 2020

A national day of action is planned by the four UK farmers’ unions to counteract the misinformation and mistruths on farming and food production by those who want to do the industry down.

Farming

NFU Scotland seeks national fuel exchange

January 14, 2020

The farmers’ union has called on the government to implement a national fuel exchange scheme which would uplift “problematic” diesel currently in farm tanks and replace it with alternative supplies.

Farming

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.

Farming

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.

Farming

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.

Farming

Stronger actions needed to sniff out swine fever

October 8, 2019

The devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF) on pork production in China continues to send shock waves around the world, alerting pig farmers everywhere to the enormous threat posed by the disease once it arrives in a new country.

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