Articles by Andrew McCornick

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President's Blog - 28 November 2019

If the BBC programme “Meat a threat to our planet?” achieved anything, it served to highlight our moral responsibility to feed ourselves and not export our environmental conscience abroad writes NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick.



President's Blog - 19 November 2019

There’s never been a more important time to promote our industry and the positive credentials of what we do writes President Andrew McCornick.



President's Blog - 14 November 2019

As President of NFU Scotland I am proud to represent such a vibrant and passionate industry filled with a variety of people who are all united by their love of the countryside. Over the last decade, organisations in all sectors have made huge strides in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and colleagues creating an inclusive workplace.



President's Blog - 23 September 2019

The North American/European Union agricultural conference, held every two years, is not only an opportunity to share views between Europe and America, Canada and Mexico but also to explore the host nation’s industry writes President Andrew McCornick.



President's Blog - 8 August 2019

Brexit uncertainty does not change the major problems in Scottish farming that must be grappled with and resolved writes President Andrew McCornick.



President's Blog - 24 July 2019

Farmers need a full toolkit to feed the world, that is according to President Andrew McCornick who is taking aim at the EU’s hazard based approach to regulating plant protection products.



President's Blog - 11 July 2019

Action is needed to reduce the injury and death rate on Scotland’s farms and crofts, writes NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick.



President's Blog - 3 July 2019

As the saying goes: “nothing ventured, nothing gained” writes President Andrew McCornick having extended an invite to the two candidates vying to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to meet with NFUS.



President's Blog - 30 May 2019

The failed proposed merger of ASDA and Sainsburys has set the fur flying in Westminster and the role of the Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) has been at the centre of the debate writes NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick.



President's Blog - 23 January 2019

With the NFU Scotland Conference, AGM and Annual Dinner fast approaching, President Andrew McCornick sets out the reasons why he believes it is a must attend for any member and the highlight of the NFU Scotland events calendar.


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About The Author

Andrew McCornick

Andrew, who is married with three sons and a daughter, was born and brought up on a dairy farm in Wigtown. Andrew and wife Janice farm their 230+ ha unit with 160 suckler cows and 600 breeding ewes with a small herd of pedigree Charolais cattle. Andrew's sons farm a nearby tenanted unit which frequently provides replacement breeding stock for Barnbackle. For as long as Andrew can remember, he has been a member of the Union, and got more involved when the consultation for Nithsdale NVZ came out. From there he went onto become vice chairman of the Dumfries branch, and then onto his previous role of Regional Board Chairman for Dumfries and Galloway. He also sat on the LFASS committee. Andrew was elected Vice President in February 2015.

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