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Potato Working Group Chairman's Blog - 16 August

With the main tattie harvest looming, Scotland may have fared better than other parts of the UK and Europe with the extreme weather throughout 2018 writes Pete Grewar, chair of NFU Scotland’s Potatoes Working Group.

16/08/2018

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Policy Manager Blog - 8 August

After attending the recent Rural Youth Ideas Festival, Next Generation Policy Manager Jenny Brunton looks at the representation and engagement of young people from farming backgrounds.

08/08/2018

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Committee Chairman Blog - 7 August

It is obvious that the upturn in cereal and straw prices is a bonus to our businesses, writes Ian Sands, Chairman of NFU Scotland's Combinable Crops Committee.

07/08/2018

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President's Blog - 1 August

This year has been exceptional and volatile weather is having an impact that no one could have predicted writes Andrew McCornick

01/08/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 30 July

With the dry spell creating many issues across the country, Vice President Martin Kennedy found it very interesting when he ventured to Shetland last week to see how some of our farmers and crofters in more remote areas are being affected.

30/07/2018

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President's Blog - 19 July 2018

As the bad weather of the winter turns into a dangerously dry summer, NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick reflects on the importance of farmers and crofters looking after their mental health, even when things get tough.

19/07/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 17 July 2018

Mandatory dairy contracts are a ‘hot topic’ in the UK but things got even hotter when NFU Scotland joined other UK stakeholders in a study trip to Spain to look at its experience with mandatory regulated contracts writes Vice President Gary Mitchell.

17/07/2018

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Vice President's Blog - 13 July 2018

It's incredible the difference the weather makes to not only the practice of farming and crofting but also to the moral of all those who are involved. The past few weeks have been a world apart from where we were late last summer to spring 2018.

13/07/2018

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Policy Manager's Blog - 12 July 2018

On a fact-finding mission to Helsinki, NFU Scotland Policy Manager Penny Middleton saw first hand how the country manages its pig industry, which produces 2 million pigs per year, and the process for finishing, including the stringent biosecurity measures.

12/07/2018

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Dairy Farmer Rory Christie's Blog - 4 July 2018

Dairy production in Scotland, like beef, is struggling to be consistently profitable and the clock is ticking on subsidies, writes dairy farmer and NFU Scotland member Rory Christie of Dourie Farm, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.

04/07/2018

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