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Quad Bike Safety Paramount as Carelessness Causes Accidents

Quad bikes can be a useful piece of equipment on any farm, allowing farm workers quick and easy access to parts of the farm which otherwise could be a time-consuming hassle. But when it is not used properly or with the appropriate safety equipment, in particular a helmet, it can lead to serious injury and even death.

18/07/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 17 July 2018

Mandatory dairy contracts are a ‘hot topic’ in the UK but things got even hotter when NFU Scotland joined other UK stakeholders in a study trip to Spain to look at its experience with mandatory regulated contracts writes Vice President Gary Mitchell.

17/07/2018

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Take Measures to Protect Children When Visiting Farms and Crofts

Farms and crofts can be fantastic places for children to grow up on and visit, but they can often be dangerous.

17/07/2018

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Precautions when Working with Livestock Highlighted

Today (Monday 16 July) Farm Safety Week gets underway with a specific focus this year on not only physical safety, but also mental health and wellbeing. This year’s slogan - Your Health. Your Safety. Your Choice. – raises awareness of the importance of good mental health and the increased potential for accidents to occur when farmers or crofters aren’t in the right frame of mind.

16/07/2018

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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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UK Farming Unions Respond to Government Brexit White Paper

Following the publication of today’s Brexit white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU, the Presidents of the four UK farming unions1 have issued the following joint statement:

13/07/2018

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Policy Manager's Blog - 12 July 2018

On a fact-finding mission to Helsinki, NFU Scotland Policy Manager Penny Middleton saw first hand how the country manages its pig industry, which produces 2 million pigs per year, and the process for finishing, including the stringent biosecurity measures.

12/07/2018

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NFUS President to Take Part in Debate on Future of Farming, Food and Rural Economy

NFU Scotland President, Andrew McCornick, will take part in a seminal panel discussion on the future of food, farming and the rural economy post-Brexit on Monday 16 July.

11/07/2018

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NFUS Launches Straw and Feed Campaign

The importance of planning ahead for straw and feed supplies by farmers and crofters is the focus of a new NFU Scotland campaign launched today (Wednesday 11 July).

11/07/2018

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Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Agricultural Dispensation Ahead of Harvest

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to apply to Police Scotland for an agricultural dispensation for wide vehicle movements ahead of harvest starting.

10/07/2018

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