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Vice President's Blog - 13 December

Now that NFU Scotland's future agricultural policy roadshows are over, Vice President Martin Kennedy reflects on the responses that we have received back in from the many members who attended.

13/12/2018

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Director of Policy's Blog - 26 November 2018

As things stand, the UK will ‘leave’ the EU on 29 March. But in effect, that date simply starts what is known as the time-limited ‘implementation period’ to 31 December 2020.

26/11/2018

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Political Affairs Manager Blog - 15 November

After another tumultuous few days in the Brexit saga, NFU Scotland’s Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper asks where is the certainty and confidence for Scottish farmers and crofters?

15/11/2018

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Legal and Technical Chairman's Blog - 8 November 2018

With today (Thursday 8 November) being the ‘Day of Action Against Rural Crime’, NFU Scotland’s Legal and Technical Chairman Jamie Smart discusses some tips to keep your farm safe and secure.

08/11/2018

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Communications Manager's Blog - 31 October 2018

Nearly two weeks on from the news breaking that BSE had been discovered in a cow in Aberdeenshire, thankfully the media storm has died down.

31/10/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 24 October 2018

Scotland’s iconic livestock industry is being brought more and more under the spotlight when it comes to its role in addressing climate change writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.

24/10/2018

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Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 11 October 2018

It was a long haul but the UK Government’s Agriculture Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday 10 October) and Political Affairs Manager Claire Slipper has pored over the debate.

11/10/2018

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President's Blog - 10 October 2018

There is no question that we are facing significantly more volatility in our industry than ever before, and these levels of volatility are more extreme. Weather plays a big part on how we manage our businesses and mitigating for that should be a part of our view on how we plan ahead. That very same weather can impact on our market as well and, again, can either add another challenge or an opportunity.

10/10/2018

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Political Affairs Manager's Blog 5 October 2018

As the NFU Scotland continues to lobby at the very highest levels, Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper discusses what the Union representatives did at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

05/10/2018

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Director of Policy's Blog - 1 October 2018

It is beyond doubt that the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) is one of the most critical strands of support for Scottish agriculture. ‘Lifeline’ payments under LFASS, to over 11,000 farms and crofts on a non-competitive annual basis, often hold the key to the viability of agricultural businesses and the livelihoods of those who actively work Scotland’s more disadvantaged and often most remote landscapes. In doing so, LFASS underpins so much more – including the very fabric of many rural communities.

01/10/2018

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