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Director of Policy Jonnie Hall's Blog - 27 March 2020

These are scary and unprecedented times, but the job of farming does not stop. NFU Scotland Director of Policy Jonnie Hall looks at how the Union is continuing its day job so that farmers and crofters can continue theirs



Union Keeps Farmers and Crofters Fully Informed with COVID-19 Updates

NFU Scotland is also providing a draft letter for employers where staff must move where it is essential to food production



Public Asked to Exercise Responsibly When on Farmland

As the public exercise in the countryside during lockdown, NFU Scotland is reminding of the importance of controlling their dogs, employing social distancing and adhering to signage requests



BVD Phase 5 Showing Early Success with Additional Measures Set for 18 May

New figures show the Phase 5 measures, under the Scottish BVD scheme, that Scotland’s cattle keepers are doing their utmost to get BVD out of their herds and keep it out.



Keep Children Safe on Farm During School Closures

Farms and crofts are fantastic places for children to grow up but they can also be extremely dangerous. During this extended period of time away from school, many children will have to be at their family homes for the foreseeable future and for the children of farmers and crofters this will mean being in and around the family farm.



COVID-19: Food and Drink Businesses Asked to Reduce Staffing to ‘Bare Essentials’

In response to the closure of Scotland’s schools and current social distancing advice, Scotland’s leading farming, fishing, food and drink organisations are urging businesses to follow some critical steps to reduce staffing to the bare essentials required to secure Scotland’s food supply.



Union Launches Employment Service for Labour Shortage

Scotland’s farming union has launched a service to help Scottish fruit and vegetable growers recruit workers who have lost their jobs or are on unpaid leave due to coronavirus.



Coronavirus Statement from NFU Scotland

NFU Scotland President, Andrew McCornick writes: “Scotland’s farmers and crofters will strive to ensure Scottish plates and glasses remain full of fresh, tasty food and drink throughout this crisis.



Health and Welfare Policy Manager Penny Middleton's Blog - 19 March 2020

In these unprecedented times the health and welfare of ourselves and our animals has never been as important. In her latest blog, Health and Welfare Policy Manager Penny Middleton looks at the biosecurity measures we need to bear in mind



Policy Manager for CAP Schemes Jenny Brunton's Blog - 18 March 2020

It is business as usual this year for CAP schemes and the Single Application Form window, that runs from 15 March to 15 May is now open! In her latest blog, NFU Scotland Policy Manager for CAP Schemes Jenny Brunton gives her top ten tips on how to get SAF 2020 right.


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