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Union Encourages Engagement with Red Tractor Review

Red Tractor Assurance is undertaking a periodic review of farm assurance standards across multiple sectors and NFU Scotland is urging members to respond.



Transport top of the agenda - 4 February 2021

Common-sense and practicality must be factored into proposals and inquiries into animal transport writes Vice President Charlie Adam, after more than 300 members join NFU Scotland webinars on the subject. He writes:



Hundreds Join Virtual Farm Tour Discussing Agri-Renewables and Climate Change

Considerable interest was shown in Agri-renewables and their role in combatting climate change, as 225 NFUS members from across the country joined David and Val Smith on Friday (29 January), when they opened the virtual doors to their farming business in Cloffrickford, Aberdeenshire.



Top Ministerial Line Up for NFU Scotland AGM and Conference Next Week

NFU Scotland has secured a top political line up for its AGM, elections and conference, being held next week (10, 11 and 12 February).



UK Unions Hail New Dairy Code of Conduct a Huge Step in the Right Direction

The UK farming unions say putting a new Dairy Code of Conduct into legislation will provide a more effective dairy supply chain in which farmers and processors can work together to ensure fairer and equitable terms for all dairy farmers, while delivering great value dairy products for consumers.



Using gene editing as a precision tool – A guest blog - 1 February 2021

Other than COVID-19, the big science news in 2020 was that the Nobel Prize in chemistry had gone to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, who discovered the technology now called Gene editing writes Prof Colin D Campbell, Chief Executive, James Hutton Institute.


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