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Livestock Committee Chairman's Blog - 27 November 2015

Last week saw me battling for Scottish cattle farmers at the COPA and Commission meetings on beef writes NFU Scotland Livestock Committee Chairman Charlie Adam.At these meetings, attended by representatives from all over Europe, I went with the aim of pressing our case on three fronts:
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Parliamentary Officer's Blog 17 November 2015

As the objectives are being set for the coming months for NFU Scotland’s Farming With Dyslexia campaign, Clare Slipper draws all of the strands together of what the Union has learned and tackled so far and what it will focus on next.Dyslexia is a hidden, but very real, issue within the farming community.
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Director of Policy's Blog - 10 November 2015

While the agricultural and animal health sectors in the UK focus on the scale and impact of budget cuts on Defra, of greater importance to Scotland may be the level of reduction in our total share of UK funding.From discussions with Scottish Government, there seems little doubt that the UK cuts will have a significant impact on Scotland’s pot.Given the Scottish Government’s stated commitments to priorities like health and education, savings will have to be found across a range of other policy areas.
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Parliamentary Officer Blog - 26 October 2015

A referendum on EU membership before the end of 2017 will be the fifth time in as many years that Scottish voters have gone to the ballot box writes NFU Scotland's Parliamentary Officer Clare Slipper. At this time we know what membership of the EU entails but we don’t know what would be the impact of being outside of the EU since we do not know the relationship the UK would have, nor the conditions under which our farmers would be expected to operate if we choose to leave the EU. Before the vote, we are looking for a
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Milk Committee Chairman's Blog - 2 October 2015

This is a challenging period for us all, with most of Scotland’s dairy farmers receiving a price lower than their cost of production writes Graeme Kilpatrick, Chair of NFU Scotland's Milk Committee.
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President's Blog 15 September 2015

Dear Mr Tesco.....We are currently in what can only be described as a challenging period for farmers across many sectors. Despite the testing market conditions being faced, farmers across Scotland continue to work hard seven days a week, 365 days a year, to produce quality food and drink.
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