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Vice President Blog - 30 March 2018

It’s time to take a lead on livestock worrying writes Vice President Martin Kennedy from his lambing shed in Highland Perthshire.



Union Encouraged by Improvement in Supermarket Support for Scottish Lamb

NFU Scotland’s secret shoppers have examined over 3000 packs of lamb on Scottish supermarket shelves in recent days and are delighted to find almost 80 percent are Scottish or British – a marked improvement on Easter 2017.



A Year to Brexit for Scotland’s Farmers and Crofters

A year from the UK officially leaving the European Union, NFU Scotland has launched its latest policy document – ‘STEPS TO CHANGE: A New Agricultural Policy For Scotland’ at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.



NFU Scotland Conduct Westminster Meetings as the Brexit Negotiations Ramp Up

In a week which saw the UK and EU find agreement on the key issue of the transition period, NFU Scotland attended meetings with Defra officials and Scottish MPs to discuss its views on the latest Defra Command Paper ‘Health and Harmony: The Future for Food, Farming and Environment in a Green Brexit’ and how these plans for England fit in to the Union’s vision for a new agricultural policy in Scotland after Brexit.



NFU Scotland Tenants Give Evidence to MSPs on Scottish Crown Estate Bill

Members of NFU Scotland’s Crown Estate Tenants Working Group attended the Scottish Parliament to give evidence to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee in Scottish Parliament this week.



Dumfries and Galloway Dairy Women Network Host Bankers and Accountants for Latest Meeting

‘How do you get the most from your banker and accountant’ was the question on the lips of attendees at the most recent Dumfries and Galloway Dairy Women Network event which took place on Tuesday 13 March at the Laurie Arms, Haugh of Urr.



Chief Executive's Blog - 14 March 2018

New Zealand is providing valuable pre-Brexit insights into just what it takes to be a major exporting force according to Chief Executive Scott Walker, who writes:



Union Builds Momentum on Tackling Livestock Worrying

NFU Scotland has used the latest meeting of the Scottish National Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) to highlight the ongoing blight that livestock worrying by dogs causes for Scottish farmers and crofters.



Farming and Food Education on Agenda at NFU Scotland Meeting with Deputy First Minister

NFU Scotland was pleased to have a constructive initial discussion with the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Skills and Education, John Swinney MSP, last week (Thursday 8 March) on opportunities to build on farming and food education within the Scottish schools system.



Good Food Nation Bill Prime Opportunity to Empower Food Producers

The upcoming Good Food Nation Bill is a prime opportunity to ensure that food producers are more empowered within the supply chain to help deliver on new ambitions for the growth of the food and drink sector.


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