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Vice President's Blog - 8 March

Spread the word urges NFU Scotland Vice President Martin Kennedy.

08/03/2019

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Vice President's Blog - 13 December

Now that NFU Scotland's future agricultural policy roadshows are over, Vice President Martin Kennedy reflects on the responses that we have received back in from the many members who attended.

13/12/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 24 October 2018

Scotland’s iconic livestock industry is being brought more and more under the spotlight when it comes to its role in addressing climate change writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.

24/10/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 27 September 2018

When it comes to conservation and the promotion of biodiversity, farmers and crofters must be part of the discussion writes NFU Scotland Vice President Martin Kennedy.

27/09/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 7 September 2018

There is a burning issue with farm plastics. Vice President Martin Kennedy asks can you help?

07/09/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 28 August 2018

We are all now fully aware of the implications of the drought conditions we have just come through. Most livestock farmers are having to look at how they will get through the coming winter, it may be by having a ration planned out early enough or maybe looking at alternative sources of bedding and fodder to supplement what’s grown on the farm. Although many arable farmers are switching off the choppers on their combines, which is very much appreciated, there is still a real concern that supplies will be extremely tight going into the coming winter. One way or another the industry will pull together and get through this.

28/08/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 30 July

With the dry spell creating many issues across the country, Vice President Martin Kennedy found it very interesting when he ventured to Shetland last week to see how some of our farmers and crofters in more remote areas are being affected.

30/07/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 13 July 2018

It's incredible the difference the weather makes to not only the practice of farming and crofting but also to the moral of all those who are involved. The past few weeks have been a world apart from where we were late last summer to spring 2018.

13/07/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 11 June 2018

Farming and crofting should embrace future technology writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.

11/06/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 9 May 2018

Never before has there been such political engagement from NFU Scotland with politicians north and south of the border as there is at the present time writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.

09/05/2018

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Martin Kennedy

Martin is married with three daughters and farms with his wife Jane in Highland Perthshire on a hill farm rising to 2,500ft. They have 600 breeding ewes, 30 continental cows and 30 Highlanders. Martin served two years as Highland Perthshire branch President, he first represented East Central region on the LFA committee in 2009 before being elected as Vice Chairman for three years. He is currently serving his second year as Chairman. He is a past chairman of Aberfeldy Show and Highland Games, a post he held for six years.

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