Articles by Ruth McClean

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UK Farming Unions Respond to Government Brexit White Paper

Following the publication of today’s Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions1 have issued the following joint statement:



NFUS President to Take Part in Debate on Future of Farming, Food and Rural Economy

NFU Scotland President, Andrew McCornick, will take part in a seminal panel discussion on the future of food, farming and the rural economy post-Brexit on Monday 16 July.



NFUS Launches Straw and Feed Campaign

The importance of planning ahead for straw and feed supplies by farmers and crofters is the focus of a new NFU Scotland campaign launched today (Wednesday 11 July).



Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Agricultural Dispensation Ahead of Harvest

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to apply to Police Scotland for an agricultural dispensation for wide vehicle movements ahead of harvest starting.



NFUS Gets Tough on Livestock Worrying

With livestock worrying continuing to blight Scottish farms and crofts, NFU Scotland is pursuing several legislative changes and seeking tougher sanctions.



Land Prices and Start-Up Finance Top List of Issues for Those Entering Industry

The price of land and start-up finance are the biggest challenges for farmers and crofters entering the agricultural industry, according to NFU Scotland’s members.



Farming Industry Calls for Commitments on Post-Brexit Transition

Fourteen farming organisations have come together to issue a joint statement on UK Government to provide short-term certainty for the industry as exiting the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy draws closer.



NFUS and SCAA Relaunch Rural Emergency Initiative

A simple – yet potentially life-saving – initiative, designed to help locate ill or injured rural workers in an emergency, was championed by NFU Scotland at the Black Isle Show today (Thursday 3 August).



Recent Milk Price Increases Welcomed but More Work Needed, says Union

NFU Scotland has welcomed recent price moves by some milk processors, stating that it is a strong inference that milk prices are moving forward.



Turriff Show Provides Platform for High-Level Brexit Debate

A leading panel of speakers from across the UK debated the impact of Brexit at Turriff Show today (Monday, 31 July).


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About The Author

Ruth McClean

Having worked in the communications and journalism industry for the last 11 years, NFU Scotland’s Communications Manager Ruth McClean understands the needs of journalists and has extensive knowledge of the wider agricultural industry. After growing up in Argyll and Bute and working in the area as a reporter for local newspapers for eight years, Ruth joined NFU Scotland in 2013 in her current role. She is also Editor of the Union’s membership magazine the Scottish Farming Leader.

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