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Health and Safety Executive Blog - 19 August

It’s been a frustrating harvest so far for many farmers and everyone is no doubt keen to get going once the weather breaks. Despite this rush to get harvest done as quickly as possible it is important to remember to work safely and methodically, as Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Chair Martin Temple writes in his blog.



Vice President's Blog - 14 August 2019

The BBC nationally need to take a real good look at themselves and start reporting the real facts in a balanced manner instead of misrepresenting views and reports writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Policy Manager's Blog - 13 August 2019

Whatever Brexit we get, we still need a supply chain that works for all writes Policy Manager George Jamieson.



President's Blog - 8 August 2019

Brexit uncertainty does not change the major problems in Scottish farming that must be grappled with and resolved writes President Andrew McCornick.



Combinable Crops Chairman's Blog - 8 August 2019

The good news is that harvest has started, and we have cut our winter barley. The bad news is that, since then, the weather has turned for the worse and a promising harvest has turned into a stop/start affair around the country writes Combinable Crops Chairman Ian Sands.



Lothian and Borders Regional Chairman's Blog - 7 August 2019

Environmental and food policy – the trick is finding the right key to make it work writes Lothian and Borders Regional Chairman Kelvin Pate.



Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 2 August 2019

Can we find a ‘no ifs, no buts’ Brexit deal that works for Scottish farmers and crofters asks NFU Scotland Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper?



Sheila Voas, Chief Veterinary Officer for Scotland's Blog - 31 July 2019

Access to the countryside is fantastic both for improving human health and wellbeing, and pet ownership has been shown to also benefit human health and wellbeing. So, what better way to spend an hour or two than by taking your dog for a walk in the countryside? And of course, in Scotland we are fortunate that our access legislation and the ‘Right to Roam’ allows us, subject to certain rules, to do just that. But let’s pause a moment and think about it from the other perspective.



Director of Policy's Blog - 29 July 2019

As NFU Scotland continues to juggle the day-to-day jobs which most affect members with their long term goals, Director of Policy Jonnie Hall discusses the Union’s ‘Big Six’ priorities and why they are so important.



Former NFU Scotland President Nigel Miller's Blog - 26 July 2019

As a member of the newly appointed climate change inquiry group, ‘Farming for 1.5 Degrees’, former NFU Scotland President Nigel Miller looks at the challenges faced by the group.


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