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Agricultural Weather Advisory Panel meets

A new panel to help farmers become more resilient to weather shocks met for the first time this week. [read more]
The panel was announced by Rural Economy Cabinet Secretary, Fergus Ewing at AgriScot.  Speaking about the first meeting of the panel, Mr Ewing said, : “Having announced the formation of the new agricultural weather advisory panel at AgriScot, I am delighted to confirm that the panel met for the first time earlier today (Tuesday).

“Drawing on expertise from across our agricultural sector, the panel, when triggered, will act as a taskforce for rapidly sharing information, best practice and encouraging co-operation across industry to help farmers and crofters respond effectively to challenging weather conditions, both in the short term and in building longer term resilience."
“With some parts of Scotland experiencing the wettest weather for 80 years, I am pleased that a range of stakeholders have agreed to participate in the panel. This panel has an important role to play in providing advice to the agricultural sector and I look forward to working with its members in the months ahead.”

The current membership of the panel is SAC's Chris McDonald, SEPA's Stephen Field, RSABI's Mags Granger, HSBC's Neil Wilson, NFUS chief executive Scott Walker and vice president Gary Mitchell, and Kevin Mills of the AIC.

 

 

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