NFU Scotland

Supply chain must deliver farmgate milk price lift to deliver confidence – NFU Scotland

Supply chain must deliver farmgate milk price lift to deliver confidence – NFU Scotland

At a time when milk volumes are reducing and on farm costs rising, National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland’s milk committee...

November 9, 2021

NFU Scotland appoints new rural business policy advisor

NFU Scotland appoints new rural business policy advisor

Rhianna Montgomery has joined National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland, taking on the role of rural business policy advisor. Her role...

November 7, 2021

NFU Scotland launches #FarmingForTheFuture campaign

NFU Scotland launches #FarmingForTheFuture campaign

As attention turns towards COP26, the UN’s annual climate summit which this year is being hosted in Glasgow between November...

September 16, 2021

Women in Ag course ‘Be Your Best Self’ to begin in October

Women in Ag course ‘Be Your Best Self’ to begin in October

The Scottish Government has announced plans to fund a series of training courses – titled ‘Be Your Best Self’ –...

September 4, 2021

NFU Scotland launches 2021 harvest survey

NFU Scotland launches 2021 harvest survey

The signs are showing that this year’s harvest has been a good one, but the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland...

September 2, 2021

RSABI launches new multi-lingual helpline to support migrant workers

RSABI launches new multi-lingual helpline to support migrant workers

Scotland’s rural charity, RSABI, has launched a new multi-lingual helpline to improve its accessibility to seasonal migrant workers. The charity, which...

August 31, 2021

Industry committed to re-establishing Scotland’s seed potato trade with Europe

Industry committed to re-establishing Scotland’s seed potato trade with Europe

Industry leaders have said they will push to reinstate Scotland’s valuable seed potato trade with Europe at the opening of...

August 12, 2021

NFU Scotland appoints new policy manager for livestock and LFA

NFU Scotland appoints new policy manager for livestock and LFA

Hannah Baker joined National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland last week, taking on the role of policy manager for Livestock and...

July 28, 2021

Extreme weather conditions sees farmers facing a challenging summer

Extreme weather conditions sees farmers facing a challenging summer

Scotland’s farmers and crofters are facing a challenging summer as a period of extreme dry weather looks set to be...

July 27, 2021

Union urges Red Tractor to ensure changes are ‘properly communicated’

Union urges Red Tractor to ensure changes are ‘properly communicated’

The significant changes to Red Tractor assurance scheme standards announced this week need to be properly communicated to farmers, NFU...

July 23, 2021

Farm plastic collection days to take place at Scottish marts this July

Farm plastic collection days to take place at Scottish marts this July

Farmers in the Borders and Ayrshire can make use of farm plastic collections days organised at local marts this month....

July 17, 2021

NFU Scotland welcomes Defra decision to halt EU seed potato imports

NFU Scotland welcomes Defra decision to halt EU seed potato imports

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland has welcomed the decision taken by Defra to end the six-month authorisation that had...

July 6, 2021

NFU Scotland launches campaign to highlight issues around wild camping

NFU Scotland launches campaign to highlight issues around wild camping

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland have partnered with Scotland’s leading outdoor equipment and clothing retailer Tiso and Scottish Chef, BBC...

July 3, 2021

NFU Scotland calls for urgent action to be taken to protect future of Scottish pig farmers

NFU Scotland calls for urgent action to be taken to protect future of Scottish pig farmers

NFU Scotland president, Martin Kennedy, has written to Pilgrim’s, the processing partner of Scotland’s largest abattoir located in Brechin, to...

June 29, 2021

Australian trade deal ‘fails to provide lasting assurances’ – NFU Scotland

Australian trade deal ‘fails to provide lasting assurances’ – NFU Scotland

The UK government announcement of an ‘agreement in principle’ regarding a free trade deal between the UK and Australia fails...

June 15, 2021

Scottish farmers reminded of June 30 application deadline for Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

Scottish farmers reminded of June 30 application deadline for Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

Scottish farmers and crofters are reminded that they have until June 30, to apply for the 2021 round of the...

June 10, 2021

NFU Scotland surveys potato growers ahead of levy board changes

NFU Scotland surveys potato growers ahead of levy board changes

NFU Scotland is urging potato growers to complete its survey to identify what functions carried out by the industry’s statutory...

June 4, 2021

Farming unions warn of rising dairy production costs and unstable milk prices

Farming unions warn of rising dairy production costs and unstable milk prices

The UK farming unions are warning that the dairy industry is facing an extremely challenging year on the back of...

June 3, 2021