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Agricultural weather advisory panel

Role of the group

A new weather advisory panel for the agricultural sector has been announced by Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing, who made this announcement in November 2017.

When triggered, the panel 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.

Members

Initial membership of the agriculture weather advisory panel is listed below. It is anticipated that additional members with the appropriate expertise will be sought as and when required.

  • NFUS
  • SRUC
  • Clearing Banks
  • Agricultural Industries Confederation
  • Met Office
  • SEPA
  • RSABI
  • Scottish Government

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