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Tariff-free access is vital for agriculture

A New Year message from SCOTT WALKER, NFUS chief executive

WITH prices for virtually every farm commodity on the floor and having endured the wettest winter on record, Scottish farmers and crofters faced a cash crisis compounded by Scottish Government’s failure to deliver support payments.

While farmers and crofters may be recipients of support, that money very quickly leaves bank accounts to pay wages, invest in businesses and secure the services, feed, seed, fertiliser and machinery needed to ensure Scotland continues to grow and rear the raw materials for our food and drink sector.

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