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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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Parliamentary Officer's Blog 14 September 2015

Clare Slipper, NFU Scotland’s Parliamentary Officer reflects on the Union’s visit to Westminster on Monday 7 September with eight members of the Board of Directors.Governments must recognise that for a sustainable agricultural industry across the UK and EU, the current position cannot continue
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President's Blog - 10 September 2015

Farmers in Scotland are under immense pressure at this time.   Low prices paired with adverse weather and declining direct support payments means that income in all farm businesses is dropping.    That means the Union is active on a great many fronts yet still focused on what needs to be done to secure a future for Scottish farmers.    Our strategy is simple.
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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. The recent 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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