Debating the Agriculture Bill

Today the SNP spent a lot of time calling for agricultural policy to meet the needs of Scotland, with which I agree. But they seem to have completely forgotten that agricultural policy is devolved to the Scottish Government.

The rest of the UK are preparing future farming policy for when we leave the European Union, unlike the SNP lead Scottish Government who are dragging their heels.

The Scottish NFU want to see Scotland in the Bill so farmers have clarity.

Considering the disaster of rural payments with continued confusion this can not be left. Without legislation 2019-20 payments can’t be made.