Union road­show is to ar­rive in Oban

The Oban Times - - FARMING -

NFU Scot­land is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its mem­bers on what a new agri­cul­tural pol­icy for Scot­land should in­clude.

The 13-date Fu­ture Agri­cul­tural Pol­icy for Scot­land road­show, which vis­its Oban restau­rant and bar Cuan Mor at 7pm on November 23, will fo­cus on en­gag­ing with mem­bers as the union builds on its Steps to Change – A New Agri­cul­tural Pol­icy for Scot­land doc­u­ment launched in late March. There will be a mem­ber of the pol­icy team, re­gional team and pres­i­den­tial team at the meet­ing.

Andrew McCor­nick, pres­i­dent of NFUS, said: ‘Scot­land’s agri­cul­ture pol­icy land­scape is shift­ing, and ma­jor in­flu­ences such as the UK Govern­ment’s Agri­cul­ture Bill and the Scot­tish Govern­ment’s Sta­bil­ity and Sim­plic­ity pro­pos­als could have sig­nif­i­cant im­pli­ca­tions for every farm and croft in Scot­land. The union’s prin­ci­ples and pri­or­i­ties for fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity, pro­duc­tiv­ity gains and en­vi­ron­men­tal de­liv­ery must chime with needs of all of its mem­bers.’

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