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Why don’t soft fruit and vegetable farms employ more local people?

Why don’t soft fruit and vegetable farms employ more local people? A recent survey of NFU Scotland’s horticultural members, carried out by Policy Manager David Michie, failed to find any farm that had a positive response to this question.

24/09/2021

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Recycle Week 2021 Urges Farmers to ‘Step It Up’

Recycle Week 2021 is underway, and farmers and crofters can do their bit to ‘Step it Up’ writes NFU Scotland’s Environmental Resources Policy Manager Sarah Cowie.

22/09/2021

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Are Scottish pig producers facing the perfect storm... again? – Jamie Wyllie Blog

The chair of NFU Scotland’s Pigs Committee, Jamie Wyllie asks: “Are Scottish pig producers facing the perfect storm... again?”

16/09/2021

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It’s time to celebrate Love Lamb Week

It’s time to celebrate all things ‘lamb’ writes NFU Scotland’s Livestock Policy Manager Hannah Baker at the start of Love Lamb Week (1 – 7 September).

01/09/2021

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Staffing, Harvest and Haulage Issues Affecting Scottish Growers - Andrew Faichney Guest Blog

Scottish broccoli and cauliflower growers are facing costly headline problems around labour, haulage and packaging shortages – along with the year-on-year battle against the weather according to Andrew Faichney, Managing Director of East of Scotland Growers (ESG).

27/08/2021

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Think efficiency this World Water Week

Scotland is well known for having a wet climate, but instances of water scarcity will increase across Scotland as climate change intensifies writes NFU Scotland’s Environmental Resources Policy Manager Sarah Cowie at the start of World Water Week.

23/08/2021

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Inglis sale delays means growers must assess storage needs

Delays in the sale of storage sites linked to the administration of Alexander Inglis and Sons means it is crucial that Scottish growers give thought to their storage requirements this harvest writes Combinable Crops Committee Chair Willie Thomson.

20/08/2021

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Private Member’s Bill could offer flytipping solution

Flytipping is an issue that is unfortunately increasing in both volume and frequency but the prospect of a Private Member’s Bill in the Scottish Parliament could offer some genuine hope of tackling this unsightly blight on rural Scotland.

06/08/2021

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NFUS and AIC harvest 2021 meeting: haulage, storage, and sampling

We had our annual NFU Scotland and AIC harvest meeting in early August. This is an opportunity to share information, discuss a wide range of issues affecting both our members, and identified areas where we can work together. With the growing conditions we’ve had this year there might be not much time between different crops being ready to cut, and a short and very busy harvest.

06/08/2021

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Have you assessed your grain storage requirements for harvest?

Have you assessed your grain storage requirements for harvest 2021 asks Crops Policy Manager David Michie?

05/08/2021

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