Articles by Martin Kennedy

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Vice President's Blog - 19 October 2020

Evidence given to the House of Lords on what the issues around a US/UK trade deal are likely to be was eye-opening writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Mental Wellbeing - Vice President Blog - 16 October 2020

Covid-19 has affected everyone this year and Scotland’s farmers and crofters are no different. This Ag Mental Health Week, Vice President Martin Kennedy is asking members to think about their neighbours and colleagues who might be feeling isolated because of the Covid-19 restrictions.



The Climate Change Challenge – Vice President’s Blog – 22 September 2020

Climate change is an extremely complex topic, and the more you learn and understand about it, the more confusing it becomes writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Vice President's Blog - 24 August 2020

While the UK is officially in recession, the question now is where we go from here and what lessons have been learned because of this pandemic asks Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Vice President Blog - 15 July 2020

‘Getting it right’ means addressing many of the misconceptions directed towards those who work in the countryside and portraying them as villains when it comes to managing our natural capital.



Vice President's Blog - 15 June 2020

Next week, NFU Scotland will begin to publish the outcomes of joint work with the Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI) writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Vice President's Blog - 2 June 2020

As we begin to see restrictions on how we go about our daily life start to ease, let’s use the opportunities that may present urges NFU Scotland Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Vice President's Blog - 11 May 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has been devastating and disruptive writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Vice President's Blog - 3 April 2020

What a difference a couple of weeks can make writes Vice President Martin Kennedy, keeping safe and healthy in his lambing shed in Highland Perthshire.



Vice President's Blog - 24 February 2020

The prolonged period of wet weather has caused significant damage to flood banks, fields and fences, as well as crops. NFU Scotland has been working to secure support for farmers to tackle some of the most pressing problems including difficulties in complying with cross-compliance requirements, as Vice President Martin Kennedy discusses.


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Martin Kennedy

Martin Vice President of NFU Scotland and is a tenant farmer in Highland Perthshire and farms with his wife Jane and three daughters, Jillian, Katrina and Yvonne. They have 600 ewes and 60 cows on the farm rising from 800ft to over 2,500ft. Martin served two years as Highland Perthshire branch chairman, before representing East Central region on the LFA committee in 2009. Martin then went on to be vice chairman then chaired the committee for three years. He has served as Vice President of NFUS for two years and is currently sitting on his third.

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