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Making right decisions is critical for future of Scottish Agriculture

As President of NFU Scotland, meeting with others, collaborating and listening is an everyday part of my role. Being the head of NFU Scotland, an organisation that aims to improve and secure the future of our industry so its members can continue to produce high quality food in a profitable manner is something I certainly enjoy. However, just like on the farm, some days can be more challenging than others.



Scottish Pig Industry Future at Risk Due to Unfair Supply Chain Practice

NFU Scotland President, Martin Kennedy, has written to Pilgrim’s, the processing partner of Scotland’s largest abattoir located in Brechin, to urge them to stop operating pricing practices that are threatening the survival of the Scottish pig sector.



NFU Scotland Partners with Tiso to Highlight Growing Issues Around Wild Camping

NFU Scotland have partnered with Scotland’s leading outdoor equipment and clothing retailer Tiso and Scottish Chef, BBC presenter and Tiso Ambassador Nick Nairn, to highlight the ever-growing issue of abuse of Scottish scenic spots, farmlands and outdoor spaces by uneducated wild campers who have descended on Scotland during lockdown.



Agritourism Opportunities - Caroline Millar Guest Blog

Agritourism and selling farm produce direct presents opportunities for many of Scotland’s farmers and crofters to be in control of their own economic destiny at a time when businesses will have to adapt in a new post-Brexit world writes Caroline Millar, chair of NFU Scotland’s East Central Region.



South Ayrshire Farmers Meet to Accentuate the Positives of their Industry with Council Officials

South Ayrshire farmers have met with local authority officials to show the positive response of the industry to climate change and its ability to supply fresh, tasty, sustainable, local food.



Farmers and Crofters - Check your Vehicles and Machinery are E10 Compliant!

This summer the standard petrol grade on garage forecourts in the UK will become E10. Currently, UK petrol is E5, meaning it contains up to 5 per cent bioethanol. E10 petrol will see the amount of bioethanol increase to 10 per cent.



Prioritise labour and skills shortages or suffer the consequences

The farming sector must prioritise the labour and skills shortages we face or suffer consequences warns NFU Scotland’s Skills Development Policy Manager George Jamieson.



150 Tune in for Launch of New Mental Health Film Unearthing Farming Lives

Unearthing Farming Lives was produced by Pink Sphynx Media in partnership with NFU Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council, Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Samaritans, and launched yesterday (16 June) via Zoom.



Australia Trade Deal Fails to provide lasting Assurances

Concerns for Scotland’s farmers and crofters remain over precedent set by ‘agreement in principle’



The Importance of Staying Connected – Robin Traquair Guest Blog

I lose track of exactly when COVID started rearing its ugly head, but one thing is for certain - we have lost two Highland Shows and all the local shows which we look forward to going to each year. Not to mention every other social event, albeit a wedding, christening or funeral which we have not been able to attend.


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