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Vice President's Blog - 27 February 2020

Fresh from representing NFU Scotland at the UK Farm Safety Partnership meeting, Vice President Charlie Adam looks at some of his past discretions and how we, as an industry, move away from our reputation for poor health and safety.

27/02/2020

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Union President in Hotseat for AGM Podcast

The OnFarm podcast team, presented by Scene and Herd Director Anna Davies, were at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow’s city centre to record not one but two episodes of their increasingly popular Scottish farming podcast.

25/02/2020

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Farmers and Crofters Reminded of Hedge Cutting Ban

NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters that the hedge cutting ban comes into place on 1 March as the bird nesting and rearing season begins.

25/02/2020

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Vice President's Blog - 24 February 2020

The prolonged period of wet weather has caused significant damage to flood banks, fields and fences, as well as crops. NFU Scotland has been working to secure support for farmers to tackle some of the most pressing problems including difficulties in complying with cross-compliance requirements, as Vice President Martin Kennedy discusses.

24/02/2020

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Union Frustrated at Delay in Climate Scheme Contracts

NFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Government to highlight their disappointment that 2019 Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) contracts are still not in place, hindering the progress of applicants in implementing biodiversity and climate change mitigation measures.

21/02/2020

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Scottish Parliament Debate to Highlight the Positive Role of Agriculture in Tackling Climate Change

Ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (20 February 2020), NFU Scotland welcomed the opportunity to highlight the positive role that Scotland’s farmers and crofters are playing in tackling climate change.

19/02/2020

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Food and Farming Future put at Risk by Migration Proposals

Scotland’s food and farming industries will be put at risk by the UK Government’s proposals for migration and the introduction of a points-based system (PBS) as announced last night (18 February).

19/02/2020

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Vice President's Blog - 14 February 2020

For some time now farmers and crofters in Scotland have been calling for an opportunity to remind as many people as possible about the fantastic story of food and farming in Scotland and to thank them for their support writes Martin Kennedy.

14/02/2020

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NFUS Annual Dinner Boosts Coffers of Rural Charities

At NFU Scotland’s Annual Dinner last week (Thursday 6 February) a fantastic £4194 was raised for Scotland’s favourite rural charities – RSABI and the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

13/02/2020

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Late Jim Innes Receives Prestigious Miskelly Award

One of NFU Scotland’s highest accolades has this year been awarded posthumously to a North East stalwart who tirelessly represented NFU Scotland members and hill farmers for many decades.

07/02/2020

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