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Scottish farmers disappointed over EU calf scheme

Scottish farmers disappointed over EU calf scheme
29-10-2014 09:02 AM | News, NFU
Starting gun fired on union elections
NFU Scotland is now taking nominations for the positions of President and Vice President as current President Nigel Miller’s four years in office come...
29-10-2014 01:01 AM | News, NFU, Cattle, Meat Processing
Scottish farmers disappointed over EU calf scheme
The European Union has ruled out Scotland front-loading payments made under the new Beef Calf Scheme that would have supported smaller beef producers,...
29-10-2014 00:38 AM | News, NFU, Produce, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance
Farmers call for reassurances as Defra publishes new CAP scheme
More details have been unveiled today about how the new CAP will be implemented in England. The latest leaflet, which will also be posted to farmer...
27-10-2014 00:29 AM | Crops, Finance, News, NFU, Arable, Cereal
NFU 'dismayed' at Defra rejection of EU aid package
Government Ministers have decided not to take advantage of an EU aid package for fruit and vegetable producers impacted by the Russian trade ban, the ...
23-10-2014 10:01 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Dairy farmers will pay for the price of milk, warns NFU
With mounting concern over the falling milk prices on global markets, the NFU have issued a call to retailers and processors to safeguard the future o...
'Extremely worrying times' ahead for farmers, says NFU
With farmers facing significant challenges heading into the winter, the Government is being urged to come forward with proposals for how they intend t...
British food production 'under threat', says new report
The availability of iconic British foods could be drastically reduced according to an independent report released today. The report, commissioned b...
16-10-2014 09:48 AM | News, NFU
NFU releases new video: “Back British Farming: How farmers protect the environment”
The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife and the environment. 98 per cent of farmers say that...
15-10-2014 07:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Why is the price of milk falling?
British consumers say they want to back dairy farmers after learning that the price they are paid has dropped significantly in the past few months. Bu...
15-10-2014 06:55 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, NFU, Shows and Events
Winner of NFU Dairy Stockperson of the Year announced
Carl Poole, from Meifod, Powys, has been announced as the winner of the 2014 NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award during t...
14-10-2014 01:47 AM | Dairy, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Retailers 'taking advantage of dairy volatility' - NFU
Dairy farming businesses are feeling the pain following a downturn in global dairy commodity prices being translated into damaging farmgate price cuts...
13-10-2014 04:25 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
Union proposes new farmed environment forum
NFU Scotland has contacted key Scottish politicians this week asking them to consider a new forum to debate environmental matters that have implicatio...
01-10-2014 07:53 AM | News, NFU, Property News
Welsh government upland proposals flawed, NFU says
NFU Cymru President Stephen James has expressed deep disappointment at the recent announcement by Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans ...
29-09-2014 09:57 AM | News, NFU, Shows and Events
NFU attends Conservative Party conference
The NFU's Head of Government and Parliamentary Affairs, Matt Ware, says that the Conservative Party Conference is an vital opportunity for the NFU to ...
25-09-2014 05:10 AM | News, NFU
Tackling food production complacency at a time of climate uncertainty
As the World Farmers’ Organisation takes its seat at the table of the UN Climate Summit, NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advi...
23-09-2014 03:26 AM | Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, NFU, Arable
Farmers 'losing out' over CAP uncertainty as NFU heads to Brussels
Lack of detail on CAP implementation and the Russian trade ban will be top of the agenda for the heads of farming unions as they travel to Brussels to...
19-09-2014 06:55 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Feed and Forage, News, NFU
Bird control decision will help farmers and growers, says NFU
Natural England’s decision not to complicate rules for farmers and growers who need to protect their crops from certain bird species is a sensible dec...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
10-09-2014 10:50 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Europe backs UK dairy but 'more to do'
NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison, working with European farmer colleagues, has convinced the European Commission to include the UK’s cheese secto...
04-09-2014 04:10 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Farming unions take milk price fight to Brussels
The NFU has taken the battle to protect the UK’s dairy farmers to Europe as further price cuts and market volatility risk threatening the industry. ...
02-09-2014 06:45 AM | Appointments, News, NFU
John Mercer starts as NFU Cymru Director
John Mercer starts as the new Director of NFU Cymru, following the recent retirement of Mary James. John Mercer started with NFU Cymru in 2004 as a...
01-09-2014 07:21 AM | News, NFU, Property News
NFU urged Welsh Government over fly-tipping
NFU Cymru has welcomed the commitment from Welsh Government to tackle the issue of fly-tipping in its draft Strategy ‘A Fly-tipping Free Wales’. In...
28-08-2014 11:36 AM | Machinery and Equipment, News, NFU
NFU launches farmer database to fight rural crime
Livestock and farm machinery theft is on the rise but a new initiative launched by the NFU and Lancashire Constabulary aims to make the county a no-go...
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 | News, NFU, Shows and Events
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 | Crops, News, NFU, Arable, Cattle, Cereal
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 ...
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