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Nigel Miller, Chairman of Livestock Health Scotland

Nigel Miller, Chairman of Livestock Health Scotland stresses the importance of removing persistently infected animals from Scotland’s herds to assist in eradicating BVD.Stop the cycle of infection  
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Vice President's Blog - 11 April 2017

Using my recent media training, which encouraged me to focus on the positive, I wondered how that could be applied to the announcement that a parachute payment will be introduced for our Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme in 2018 writes Vice President Martin Kennedy.Thinking positively, it is the ‘least worst’ option going forward for the clear majority of our active farmers and crofters.
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President's Blog - 29 March 2017

Another year on and our farmers and crofters are still facing the same challenges from the Scottish Government’s IT system, set up to deliver support writes NFU Scotland President Andrew McCornick We can all recognise that a massive amount of public money - at least £180 million – and a considerable amount of time and effort has gone into making it work.
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CEO's Blog 20 March 2017

Food and drink exports from Scotland are again being hailed as a great success story.  Last year a record £5.5 billion was exported.  This creates wealth for Scotland and jobs.  Around one fifth of all the manufacturing jobs in Scotland are part of the food industry.
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Vice President's Blog - 14 March 2017

Does every farm need an apprentice asks NFU Scotland Vice President Gary Mitchell? In the last few weeks, I've been hugely encouraged by how well our politicians have listened to our industry’s needs regarding apprenticeships.  And while they can always do more, it is up to us to us to take the lead, sell our industry to young people and create the opportunities to train and recruit the next generation of farm workers.
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Parliamentary Officer's Blog - 9 March 2017

Was the budget a missed opportunity writes NFU Scotland's Parliamentary Officer Clare Slipper? It was widely anticipated that this final Spring budget would be focused on growth ahead of the triggering of Article 50 and it saw the Chancellor lead with the statement that economic growth in the past year has exceeded expectations. However, few measures appeared in the statement that would stimulate our food and farming sectors. That said, there were several key items of note for the farming community.
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