There is a lot of uncertainty regarding what will happen to land use policy in Scotland in the near future. The James Hutton Institute (JHI) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are conducting research for the Scottish Government to understand the responses of agricultural land managers to on-going changes in the agricultural industry (e.g. land and commodity prices, availability of agricultural labour, new technologies, regulations, levels of EU and other financial support).
In the next few weeks you may be contacted to take part in a short telephone survey asking for your intentions towards the proposed changes within the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This is an opportunity for you to tell the Scottish Government how you think increased or decreased CAP payments would change your future plans. The survey is voluntary and we appreciate how busy you are at this time of year but we would be grateful if you could take the time to answer the telephone survey.