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Consider your Safety when Carrying out Maintenance

As the nights start to draw in, farmers and crofters across the country are being encouraged to carry out essential maintenance safely.



Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 11 October 2018

It was a long haul but the UK Government’s Agriculture Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday 10 October) and Political Affairs Manager Claire Slipper has pored over the debate.



Union Calls for Implementation of Database and Increased Use of Dog Control Notices

NFU Scotland have made a submission to the Public Audit and Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee outlining the ineffectiveness of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 in reducing the number of out of control dogs/dog attacks in Scotland.



President's Blog - 10 October 2018

There is no question that we are facing significantly more volatility in our industry than ever before, and these levels of volatility are more extreme. Weather plays a big part on how we manage our businesses and mitigating for that should be a part of our view on how we plan ahead. That very same weather can impact on our market as well and, again, can either add another challenge or an opportunity.



Scotland’s Producers Taking ‘Steps To Change’ NFUS Tells SNP Conference Fringe

Scotland’s farmers and crofters are taking ‘steps to change’ as they prepare for a post-Brexit future and life beyond the CAP.



Political Affairs Manager's Blog 5 October 2018

As the NFU Scotland continues to lobby at the very highest levels, Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper discusses what the Union representatives did at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.



Director of Policy's Blog - 1 October 2018

It is beyond doubt that the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) is one of the most critical strands of support for Scottish agriculture. ‘Lifeline’ payments under LFASS, to over 11,000 farms and crofts on a non-competitive annual basis, often hold the key to the viability of agricultural businesses and the livelihoods of those who actively work Scotland’s more disadvantaged and often most remote landscapes. In doing so, LFASS underpins so much more – including the very fabric of many rural communities.


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