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President's Blog - 20 May 2020

As farmers and crofters, we give a lot of attention to our livestock and crops but unfortunately that same care does not always extend to our own wellbeing writes NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick.



Vice President's Blog - 11 May 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has been devastating and disruptive writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.



Vice President's Blog - 6 May 2020

The current turmoil and supply chain disruption has brought a quote from the late American President, John F Kennedy into sharp focus and provide pointers for the future writes NFU Scotland Vice President Charlie Adam.



Director of Policy's Blog - 4 May 2020

When the nation’s thoughts turn to recovery, it is crystal clear that active farming and crofting have vital roles to play writes Director of Policy Jonnie Hall.



Horticultural Committee Chairman James Porter's Blog - 1 May 2020

NFU Scotland remains fully committed to ensuring Scotland secures the workforce needed to ensure all of Scotland’s wonderful soft fruit and veg makes it to shop shelves and dinner plates and our gardens and parks look spectacular writes Horticultural Committee Chairman James Porter.



Political Affairs Manager's Blog - 23 April 2020

What does Covid-19 mean for the Brexit negotiations? Political Affairs Manager Clare Slipper looks at what the global pandemic means for the UK leaving the EU on 31 December



Environment and Land Use Chairman's Blog - 20 April 2020

It has been over a year now since the ban on the burning of farm waste came into place with farmers expected to find other means of disposal, primarily through recycling, writes Environment and Land Use (ELU) Chairman Angus Macfadyen.



Director of Policy's Blog - 13 April 2020

We find ourselves in anything but ‘normal’ times. The word ‘unprecedented’ is already well worn but remains spot on. We are all having to adapt - and adapt quickly. It is not ‘business as usual’ for anyone, and all those engaged in any agricultural activity are no exception.



Milk Committee chairman's Blog - 10 April 2020

The closing of cafes and restaurants as dairy farmers approach spring flush is the perfect storm of bad news for the industry, writes Milk Committee chairman Gary Mitchell. In his latest blog, Gary, a dairy farmer at Stranraer looks at the facts around this worrying time and what he is doing in preparation. He writes:



Gemma Cooper, Head of Policy Team's Blog - 8 April 2020

here can be no doubt that we are living in extraordinary times. For farmers and crofters, farming life again goes on and vital activities such as lambing, calving and spring arable work continue.


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