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Market power through cooperation: a summary of an NFUS and SAOS webinar

Following the administration of Alexander Inglis and Son, an East Lothian grain trader, NFUS ran a joint webinar with SAOS to discuss farmer cooperatives as a potential way for farmers themselves to be more in control of sales and marketing of grain.



Gene editing: better breeding or a bad business?

The science behind gene editing (GE) is complicated, and so are the arguments around its use. But what is GE anyway? Is it the same as genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?



Fairer supply chains and business growth through marketing and cooperation

The Scottish Government has announced that the Food Processing, Marketing, and Co-operation (FPMC) grant scheme is now open for applications, with a closing date of the 12th September.



Staying Safe During Harvest – Jamie Smart Guest Blog

Harvest is fast approaching, and with that in mind it is vital that everyone keeps up to speed on the rules, regulations and safety checks needed when using agricultural vehicles to travel and transport on the road, writes NFU Scotland’s Transport Advisor Jamie Smart.



NFU Scotland Welcomes Defra Decision to Halt EU Seed Potato Imports

NFU Scotland has welcomed the decision taken by Defra to end the six-month authorisation that had allowed imports of seed potatoes from Europe to GB at a time when exports from GB to EU were not permitted.



Kenny Slater Retires as Snr. Group Secretary After 23 Years in Post at Union’s Kirkwall Office

Kenny Slater retired from his role as Snr. Group Secretary in the Kirkwall office this week, after 23 years in the role. Kenny started his post on 1st May 1998 and has been Group Secretary alongside 13 different Orkney Branch Chairmen.


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