Policy

NFU Scotland calls on farmers to help shape future agricultural policy

NFU Scotland leader Allan Bowie has launched an appeal for farmers to get involved in shaping an agricultural policy fit for the future.

“We need a policy which is designed to suit our farming and crofting practices. It is now our responsibility to get things right for future generations.”

Alan Bowie, NFU Scotland

Mr Bowie was speaking ahead of a meeting expected this week with Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom, reports the Press & Journal.

Last month, he outlined his  thoughts on Brexit in a speech to the St Andrews Business Club.

He is “pretty upbeat” about Brexit and believes we can do better outside the EU if we address non-EU-related key issues such as food security.

But he also believes that farmers must do more to explain what it’s doing on issues such as animal welfare and acting as a steward of the countryside.

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