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What does ‘re-balancing’ Scottish agriculture mean asks Martin Kennedy?

What does ‘re-balancing’ Scottish Agriculture mean asked NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy, when addressing a reception at the Highland Show, hosted by Scottish-based UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn.

24/06/2022

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Happy 50th Birthday BAB!

NFU Scotland has today (16 June) joined fellow UK farming unions in celebrating the decision taken by UK Farming Unions to establish an office in Brussels in 1972 to represent the interests of UK farmers and growers.

16/06/2022

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Pesticide users reminded of the requirement to register

As the 22 June deadline for pesticide users to register their details with Defra approaches, NFU Scotland’s Environmental Resources Policy Manager Sarah Cowie considers what this means for NFU Scotland members.

15/06/2022

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Policy trip to North Uist – Sarah Cowie Blog

At the end of May I had the exciting and unique opportunity to visit the isles of Skye and North Uist with NFU Scotland’s Highland Regional Board to learn about the role of crofting and island life.

14/06/2022

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Setting the record straight on soil carbon stocks, sustainable farming, and biodiversity – President Martin Kennedy Blog

After receiving the results of his annual soil testing regime which this year included a carbon assessment, NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy reflects on the important role Scotland’s farmers and crofters are playing in keeping the nation fed, while conserving Scotland’s landscapes and protecting biodiversity. Martin writes:

07/06/2022

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Happy World Milk Day from Stuart Martin

For those involved in the dairy sector around the world, 1 June is a date on the calendar that has now become familiar and significant to us all.

31/05/2022

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Addressing slurry storage concerns in Argyll and the Islands

The financial implications of the new regulations around the storage of slurry, which came into force on 1 January 2022, remains a major concern for many of our members writes Duncan Macalister, chair of NFU Scotland’s Argyll and the Islands region.

26/05/2022

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Guest Blog - Using Open Farm Sunday to tell farming’s story

Telling farming’s story and opening your farmgate to the public could help address the employment crisis in the sector according to Highland farmer John Scott.

12/05/2022

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Stakeholders raise concern over housing tenant plans

The Scottish Government’s plans to supposedly give housing tenants facing eviction greater protection is in grave danger of ruining the much-needed supply of homes for rent according to an open letter published by Scottish Land & Estates, NFU Scotland and the Scottish Association of Landlords.

06/05/2022

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LRRS And The Farming Community - Blog

Recently, NFUS participated in some joint working with the Land Commission to understand farmers perceptions of land rights and responsibilities and how this applied to them.

28/04/2022

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