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Integrated Pest Management – Guest Blog - 23 January 2020

The Voluntary Initiative (VI), an industry led initiative to promote responsible use of pesticides supported by NFU Scotland amongst others, has named a team of ambassadors throughout the UK to champion their schemes, tools and messages. John Murrie is the VI’s Scottish Champion on the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan



Livestock Policy Manager's Blog - 22 January 2020

This year we expect to see Scottish cattle movement recording move from BCMS CTS Online to ScotEID, with the hope that the change will be seamless, and result in a single provider of the movement systems for official business to business cattle movements as well as ScotMoves.



Legal and Technical Committee Chairman's Blog - 20 January 2020

The difficulties that many users of gas oil (red diesel) have been encountering have been widely reported over many months writes Legal and Technical Committee Chairman Jamie Smart.



NFUS to Help Host Tayside Crime Event

The Tay PARC group, which NFU Scotland is a key partner, is set to host two free events at Forfar Mart on Tuesday 28 January and at Caledonian House, Perth on Thursday 30 January, to raise awareness of rural crime in the area.



Understanding why dogs will chase livestock

Off the back of a paper from the University of Southampton, NFU Scotland Animal Health and Welfare Policy Manager Penny Middleton has taken a look at some of the key issues surrounding dog behaviour around livestock.



Haulage Legends Takes Argyll & The Islands Award

A couple at the helm of a haulage firm that has been servicing Argyll & the Islands for decades were this year’s recipient of the Stalwart award, presented annually by NFU Scotland’s Argyll & the Islands region at its AGM.



Union Drives Forward on Fuel Issues

NFU Scotland is pursuing high level solutions to the machinery problems many Scottish and UK farmers have been experiencing linked to the biofuel content in fuel.



Vice President's Blog - 10 January 2020

As farmers and crofters head into the future, we must use 2020 as a launchpad to positivity and common sense about our industry, writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Vice President's Blog - 6 January 2020

Extreme weather events are in the news, climate change is high on the political agenda and agriculture is seen by some as a major contributor. Be in no doubt - responsible agriculture is part of the solution writes Vice President Charlie Adam.



President's New Year Message - 24 December 2019

We are leaving the 2010’s in a far different place than we entered it and 2020 doesn’t just bring a New Year, but a new decade and a new world for Scottish farming and crofting writes President Andrew McCornick.


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