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Chief Executive's Blog - 26 August 2015

What is my Union doing for me? It is a question that we are frequently challenged with - and in the midst of the current crisis affecting almost every farm sector in Scotland - it is one that we need to have answers ready for. Today's farm visit by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to the Dykes family's beef and sheep unit at West Linton is recognition of the seriousness of the situation - and round the table with the First Minister were men and women who see their future in producing beef, sheep, milk, cereals and more.
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Policy Manager's Blog 12 August 2015

For the consumer, dairy products are a daily part of life.  They are taken for granted as a safe, nutritious and an essential part of daily diets.But for dairy farmers the status quo is untenable.Farmers 'protests' are not taken lightly, because they would much rather be at home running their business.  But out of genuine frustration and desperation, farmers are choosing to highlight the very difficult position the sector is in and the need for change.
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Livestock Committee Chairman's Blog - 30 July 2015

Putting away lambs this week will see you get not much over £50 each. This price is the lowest we have seen in July for year and the situation is truly desperate for farmers who need the confidence to invest as we enter the challenges of the new Common Agricultural Policy.
4 weeks 4 days - read this blog »

CEO's Blog - 9 July 2015

Now that the dust has settled after a record-breaking Highland Show, we finally have time to pause and reflect, asking ourselves at NFUS just what did we get out of it?   First and foremost, it is an opportunity to meet with a lot of members.  Lots of you passed through the stand and many met with staff and the President, two vice Presidents, committee chairmen and regional chairmen.   
7 weeks 4 days - read this blog »

President's Blog - 12 June 2015

Just back from attending Cereals 2015 in Lincolnshire and I must congratulate the organising committee, sponsors and exhibitors for making this a very informative and worthwhile event from a farmer’s perspective.Volatility has hit many sectors this year and commodity prices in cereals are no exception.  Dealing with this will be crucial going forward and there was plenty advice available covering agronomy, business, finance and machinery.
11 weeks 3 days - read this blog »

Director of Policy's Blog - 10 June 2015

Scotland’s New CAP Package – Where Are We Now?
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