Rural and Environment

  • Supporting pig producers

    1st February 2022 by

    Pig producers affected by the temporary closure of the abattoir at Brechin last year, and subsequent suspension of its China export licence, can now apply for financial support if they supplied pigs to QPP between 1 April and 30 September 2021.

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  • Food and drink funds open

    28th January 2022 by

    Statement from the Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on the opening of two food and drink funds.

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  • In the news: Scottish Agriculture

    31st July 2019 by

    The House of Commons Scottish Affairs Select Committee has published a report into the future of Scottish agriculture, which is running widely in the media today.

    The Committee argues that Brexit presents an opportunity to address failings in the agriculture funding formula, which has led to Scottish farms and crofts receiving low levels of funding.

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