NFU Scotland

Farmer urges others to ‘take heed’ when mixing slurry

Farmer urges others to ‘take heed’ when mixing slurry

One Argyll farmer has attempted to highlight the dangers of the extremely poisonous ‘silent killer’ that is hydrogen sulphide. A video...

September 8, 2018

Ayrshire farmer cheated out of thousands in machinery ‘ghosting’ scam

Ayrshire farmer cheated out of thousands in machinery ‘ghosting’ scam

Organisers of a rural crime conference have said cybercrime will be included in the event after an Ayrshire farmer was...

September 7, 2018

Cuts to Scotland’s LFASS payments ‘unacceptable’

Cuts to Scotland’s LFASS payments ‘unacceptable’

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has called for Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing to hold LFA support at current levels during...

September 6, 2018

Union to host drop-in session for ‘Steps to Change’ documents

Union to host drop-in session for ‘Steps to Change’ documents

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland will today host politicians and researchers to discuss its ‘Steps to Change – A New...

September 6, 2018

Farm plastic burning banned in Scotland

Farm plastic burning banned in Scotland

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has announced it will end exemptions for burning most types of agricultural waste from...

September 3, 2018

‘Stops must be pulled’ to get farm payments completed

‘Stops must be pulled’ to get farm payments completed

Scotland’s farming union has warned that the stops must be pulled out to complete direct farm payments for farmers caught...

August 29, 2018

Early closure of New Entrant scheme causing ‘angst and anxiety’

Early closure of New Entrant scheme causing ‘angst and anxiety’

Scotland’s Next Generation Group has written to Rural Economy Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing expressing “extreme disappointment” at news the New...

August 28, 2018

£1 billion Scottish food tourism plan urged to highlight links with farming

£1 billion Scottish food tourism plan urged to highlight links with farming

Scotland’s farming union has urged those behind a new plan to double the value of Scottish food tourism by 2030...

August 28, 2018

‘Waygo’ amnesty is a ‘one-off opportunity’ not to be missed

‘Waygo’ amnesty is a ‘one-off opportunity’ not to be missed

National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland is urging tenant farmers to make use of the ‘waygo’ amnesty before time runs out....

August 28, 2018

Lamb Watch: Does your favourite supermarket support local?

Lamb Watch: Does your favourite supermarket support local?

Plentiful volumes of Scottish lamb are available, but ASDA, The Co-operative and Waitrose were found wanting with none available on...

August 16, 2018

Scottish harvest: Grain quality good but yields mixed and straw short

Scottish harvest: Grain quality good but yields mixed and straw short

Mid-season harvest reports from around Scotland suggest a mixed bag for the country’s cereal growers. The hot, dry weather during...

August 14, 2018

Loan scheme launched to help Scottish farmers battling trying year

Loan scheme launched to help Scottish farmers battling trying year

The Scottish Government has announced it will launch a new loan scheme giving farmers early access to their direct payments....

August 13, 2018

Pig industry stalwart named as North-East farming hero

Pig industry stalwart named as North-East farming hero

Well-known Scottish pig producer, Kevin Gilbert, has been named this year’s ‘Unsung Hero’ at Turriff Agricultural Show. Kevin was selected...

August 9, 2018

Union voices concern over limited partnership proposals

Union voices concern over limited partnership proposals

New proposals to apply a ‘strike off’ procedure to agricultural limited partnerships who do not comply with annual confirmation statement...

August 7, 2018

£200,000 funding boost announced for Scotch Lamb

£200,000 funding boost announced for Scotch Lamb

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced £200,000 of new funding to support the Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) 2018 Scotch Lamb...

August 6, 2018

Scottish stakeholders meet to seek fodder shortage solutions

Scottish stakeholders meet to seek fodder shortage solutions

Scottish stakeholders met in Edinburgh on Wednesday (August 1) identifying solutions to the feed and fodder shortfalls to be faced...

August 2, 2018

3 inspiring rural projects to be celebrated at Dumfries Show

3 inspiring rural projects to be celebrated at Dumfries Show

The success of three new rural living projects is to be celebrated with a reception at Dumfries Show this Saturday...

July 30, 2018

Iconic Scotch beef supplies could be under threat

Iconic Scotch beef supplies could be under threat

Scottish beef industry representatives have written jointly to Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing raising their concerns about...

July 26, 2018