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High profile speakers confirmed for independence debate

High profile speakers confirmed for independence debate
19-08-2014 04:26 AM | News, NFU
High profile speakers confirmed for independence debate
NFU Scotland has confirmed its speakers for the high profile panel who will be debating the issue of independence in Lanark on Wednesday 27 August. ...
18-08-2014 05:02 AM | News, NFU, Produce
Farming growth plan needed for UK self-sufficiency
The National Farmers' Union is calling for a farming growth plan to halt the backward slide of UK food production self-sufficiency. NFU president ...
18-08-2014 04:01 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
NFU President to attend Pembrokeshire County Show
NFU President, Meurig Raymond and NFU Cymru Pembrokeshire County Chairman, Mike Plumb, will start the press briefing with a photo opportunity. They wi...
22-07-2014 16:29 PM | News, NFU
Gareth Raw Rees Awards
Seven young farmers from across Wales have financially benefited from this year’s Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel Scholarship. A total of £1,950 has b...
22-07-2014 10:01 AM | News, NFU, Sheep
Farmers in lamb protest at Royal Welsh Show
NFU members have staged a demonstration outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh Show in protest at the retailer’s failure to back British lamb. ...
17-07-2014 08:55 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Scottish farmers remain frustrated over lack of CAP clarity
With combines starting to roll, thousands of Scottish farmers remain frustrated at the lack of information on how they will be required to meet the gr...
15-07-2014 17:05 PM | News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers hit out at Tesco over New Zealand lamb
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, has strongly criticised Tesco’s decision to heavily promote New Zealand lamb in the middle of the prime season for Brit...
11-07-2014 09:50 AM | News, NFU
NFU Cymru President meets new ministerial team
Following Alun Davies AM’s departure from the Welsh Government Cabinet earlier this week, NFU Cymru have welcomed the opportunity to meet with Edwina ...
11-07-2014 09:17 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
SRUC Honorary Fellowship Awarded to Nigel Miller, President NFUS
Nigel Miller, President of NFUS Scotland, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College, in recognition of his outstanding contr...
05-06-2014 12:40 PM | Cattle, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Farmers threaten protest over falling beef prices
The dramatic fall in the beef price over the past few months is a major concern for the livestock industry and pressure group Farmers for Action have ...
03-06-2014 09:16 AM | News, NFU
NFU urges members to send clear message on transition
NFU Scotland is urging its members to send a clear message to Scottish Government by demanding a managed transition when new CAP rules come into force...
29-05-2014 04:22 AM | Cattle, News, NFU
Deliver fair share to beef producers, NFU warns
The beef sector is being urged to deliver a fair share of the margin back to producers or run the risk of stalling the recovery in Scotland's beef her...
26-05-2014 01:40 AM | News, NFU
Support for young people is key, says NFU
The need to support young people in rural communities was highlighted at a recent Meirionnydd NFU Cymru county meeting. Lewis Williams, Meirionnydd...
08-05-2014 06:53 AM | Cattle, News, NFU
Pressure builds on Scottish beef prices
NFU Scotland is to work with the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) on a strategy to address the pressure on price and marketing seen dur...
05-05-2014 03:05 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Union backs Defra on Three Crop rule challenge
NFU Scotland has given its full support to Defra plans to tackle Europe over the damaging crop diversification element of new CAP Reform requirements....
02-05-2014 02:57 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
NFU Cymru launches manifesto for the European Elections
NFU Cymru has today launched its manifesto for the European Elections, on farm in Monmouthshire. With candidates from all five main political parties...
29-04-2014 03:20 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
East Midland farmers to quiz European candidates
Farmers and growers from across the East Midlands will have an opportunity to quiz European election candidates on the policies that affect their farm...
28-04-2014 04:08 AM | NFU, Shows and Events, News
Farmers invited to EU debate
Decisions made by MEPs have a direct impact on UK farms so the NFU said it is important farmers get elected representatives that will protect their in...
17-04-2014 10:42 AM | News, NFU
Brecon and Radnor NFU Cymru members to get SAF guidance
NFU Cymru members in Brecon and Radnor will be given guidance on completing this year’s Single Application Form (SAF) by Rita Jones, Farm Liaison Offi...
10-04-2014 02:23 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, News, NFU, Veterinary News
NFU President: TB destroying farm business and it must be stopped
Today is just one example of what is happening on farms across endemic TB areas, it is a farm with a closed herd; no cattle are brought on to farm. Th...
10-04-2014 02:05 AM | Arable, Cattle, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
Lack of urgency in cutting farm regulations - NFU
Following recommendations from the Farming Regulation Taskforce report, the government has reduced regulations to help farmers grow their businesses b...
09-04-2014 04:15 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU
European vote paves the way for Government decisions on CAP
A positive vote by MEPs means the Government is a step closer in making key decisions on implementing the next CAP reform in England and Wales. Th...
07-04-2014 09:28 AM | Appointments, News, NFU
New chairman for NFU legal board
Northamptonshire farmer Trevor Foss has been elected the new chairman of the NFU legal board. Mr Foss, who runs a mixed farm of around 200 acres an...
04-04-2014 08:47 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, CLA, News, NFU, Veterinary News
Farmers 'bitterly disappointed' over badger cull halt
Farmers have expressed great disappointment over Environment Secretary Owen Paterson's plans to abandon a roll-out of the badger cull programme. C...
04-04-2014 06:40 AM | Veterinary News, Animal Health, Cattle, News, NFU
DEFRA abandons badger cull expansion in England
Plans for more badger culls in other areas of England this year have been abandoned by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, who issued a new strategy ...
02-04-2014 07:04 AM | News, NFU
NFU presents RDP vision to Welsh Assembly members
NFU Cymru has presented its vision for the Wales Rural Development Plan 2014-2020 to members of the National Assembly for Wales in an event held in Ca...
01-04-2014 05:19 AM | Produce, Supermarkets, News, NFU
NFU urged to encourage farmers to work with restaurants
Angelus Restaurant and Bar’s owner Thierry Tomasin is urging for more momentum from the NFU in the driving of local farmers to work more closely with ...
31-03-2014 09:00 AM | Appointments, News, NFU
Kendall named new President of World Farmers Organisation
Former NFU President Peter Kendall has been named the new President of the World Farmers Organisation (WFO). Mr Kendall was elected during the fina...
27-03-2014 02:18 AM | Appointments, News, NFU
Duncan Priestner re-elected as NFU poultry board chairman
South Manchester-based egg producer Duncan Priestner has today been re-elected as chairman of the NFU’s national poultry board. Mr Priestner farms on ...
26-03-2014 04:01 AM | NFU, Appointments, News
New chairman announced for NFU horticulture and potatoes board
Yorkshire vegetable grower Guy Poskitt has today been elected as the new chairman of the NFU national horticulture and potatoes board. Mr Poskitt ...
26-03-2014 03:54 AM | Appointments, News, NFU
Charles Sercombe back in the NFU livestock chair
Leicestershire farmer Charles Sercombe has been unanimously re-elected chairman of the NFU’s national livestock board. Mr Sercombe, who has 2,000 shee...
20-03-2014 05:10 AM | NFU, Property News, Arable, Cereal, CLA, Crops, Finance, News
Budget fails to benefit farms, says CLA
The Chancellor's budget speech fails to benefit unincorporated rural businesses such as farms, according to the Country Land and Business Association....
19-03-2014 02:30 AM | News, NFU, Property News
New HS2 report 'raises serious concerns', says NFU
The announcement by the new head of HS2 to fast-track the project has only increased the NFU’s serious concerns over the route, raising further the ne...
17-03-2014 07:40 AM | Appointments, News, NFU
New Group Secretary in Llanwrst
Sioned Lloyd has this week started as the new NFU Cymru Group Secretary in Llanrwst, following the departure of Paul Williams who left to pursue his a...
13-03-2014 12:30 PM | News, NFU, Renewable Energy
Scottish Farmers Put the Heat on UK Energy Minister
Farmers from Caithness to Cornwall are calling on Energy Minister Greg Barker to deliver on his demand that; "The Big Six need to become the Big 60,0...
13-03-2014 02:01 AM | News, NFU, Machinery and Spares
Agricultural vehicles given MOT exemptions in EU Parliament
The EU Parliament has given exemptions for agricultural vehicles from MOT testing following a vote and lobbying by farming groups. After a ‘trilogu...
07-03-2014 04:49 AM | Crops, Finance, News, NFU, Arable, Cereal
NFU raises 'three crop rule' concerns at county meeting
Concerns over the three crop rule, which will be a requirement of the next Common Agricultural Policy regime, were raised at a recent NFU Cymru Monmou...
06-03-2014 04:44 AM | Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Supermarkets urged not to 'devalue food' with price wars
Supermarkets have been urged not to 'devalue food' by entering into price wars which have the potential to undermine British farmers, according to agr...
05-03-2014 05:11 AM | Finance, News, NFU
Government must invest to close food gap, says NFU
Consistent and long-term investment allowances, and better taxation tools are just some of the key areas the NFU is urging the Chancellor of the Exche...
27-02-2014 07:03 AM | News, NFU, Property News
HS2 underestimates impact on farm businesses, says NFU
Farming unions have claimed the HS2 Environmental Statement 'underestimates' the impact on farm businesses and agricultural operations. The Environ...
27-02-2014 06:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, NFU
NFU lays out CAP priorities to Holyrood Committee
The NFU has used an evidence session in the Scottish Parliament to lay out the many challenges faced by Scottish Government in delivering a new area-b...
26-02-2014 13:26 PM | News, NFU, Property News
Government funds needed to address flood risks - NFU
The Government must review its flooding and coastal defence policies and commit more money into helping to reduce further risks to the British country...
26-02-2014 06:18 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
NFU Scottish independence debate secures leading line up
Leading politicians and farming campaigners will be on the platform at NFU Scotland’s high-level independence referendum debate in Stirling next month...
25-02-2014 09:28 AM | News, NFU
NFU report shows farming weathers recession to deliver for the nation’s economy
Farming is delivering for the nation’s economy and bucking the trend as one of the few success stories during the recession, a new NFU report has reve...
20-02-2014 02:01 AM | Sheep, Cereal, CLA, Crops, News, NFU, Pigs, Arable, Cattle
UK and Irish unions thrash out livestock concerns
UK and Irish farming unions met this week in Stirling to discuss issues facing the livestock industry. Representatives from NFU, NFU Cymru, Ulster ...
18-02-2014 08:02 AM | News, NFU
Union support for Lochhead visit to Brussels
NFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, welcoming his visit to Brussels today and urging him t...
11-02-2014 13:23 PM | Cattle, News, NFU
Farmers Despair at Government TB Proposals
Montgomeryshire farmers have expressed their disappointment and despair at a Welsh Government decision to look at introducing a system of tabular valu...
11-02-2014 11:45 AM | News, NFU
Three crop rule is “utter madness”, says NFU President
The concerns of thousands of farmers in England over the three crop rule which will be a requirement of the next CAP have again been raised with the E...
10-02-2014 05:57 AM | News, NFU, Property News
NFU President Peter Kendall outlines flooding concerns
Following a visit to flood-hit areas of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, NFU President Peter Kendall has said Britain needs more resilient a...
07-02-2014 03:34 AM | Finance, News, NFU
Seminar tackles taxation challenges
With new taxation challenges emerging for agricultural businesses, NFU Scotland has teamed up with two top Scottish firms to help guide its members as...
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