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Director of Policy Jonnie Hall's Blog - 27 March 2020

These are scary and unprecedented times, but the job of farming does not stop. NFU Scotland Director of Policy Jonnie Hall looks at how the Union is continuing its day job so that farmers and crofters can continue theirs



Health and Welfare Policy Manager Penny Middleton's Blog - 19 March 2020

In these unprecedented times the health and welfare of ourselves and our animals has never been as important. In her latest blog, Health and Welfare Policy Manager Penny Middleton looks at the biosecurity measures we need to bear in mind



Policy Manager for CAP Schemes Jenny Brunton's Blog - 18 March 2020

It is business as usual this year for CAP schemes and the Single Application Form window, that runs from 15 March to 15 May is now open! In her latest blog, NFU Scotland Policy Manager for CAP Schemes Jenny Brunton gives her top ten tips on how to get SAF 2020 right.



Director of Policy's Blog - 16 March 2020

These are certainly unprecedented times, but politics and political processes continue apace. While people in key posts might change, the Union’s priorities do not. A new UK Agriculture Minister may have stepped into the role vacated by George Eustice’s promotion to Secretary of State in the February reshuffle, but that will not change our focus on the critical issues for Scottish agriculture, writes Director of Policy Jonnie Hall.



Combinable Crops Chairman's Blog - 16 March 2020

NFU Scotland has welcomed the announcement that following an extended period of wet weather the Scottish government has approved a derogation for Crop Diversification(two/three crop rule) in 2020 but NFU Scotland Combinable Crops Chairman, Willie Thomson states why this rule is unsuitable for Scotland, no matter the weather.



Message on coronavirus – 13 March 2020

In response to coronavirus, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily ask the membership to not hold any meetings or gatherings until further notice writes President Andrew McCornick.



Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 4 March 2020

The Prime Minister’s statement on 31 January that: “Tonight we are leaving the European Union” is technically correct writes Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper.



Vice President's Blog - 27 February 2020

Fresh from representing NFU Scotland at the UK Farm Safety Partnership meeting, Vice President Charlie Adam looks at some of his past discretions and how we, as an industry, move away from our reputation for poor health and safety.



Vice President's Blog - 24 February 2020

The prolonged period of wet weather has caused significant damage to flood banks, fields and fences, as well as crops. NFU Scotland has been working to secure support for farmers to tackle some of the most pressing problems including difficulties in complying with cross-compliance requirements, as Vice President Martin Kennedy discusses.



Vice President's Blog - 14 February 2020

For some time now farmers and crofters in Scotland have been calling for an opportunity to remind as many people as possible about the fantastic story of food and farming in Scotland and to thank them for their support writes Martin Kennedy.


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