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NFU Scotland Annual Harvest Survey Now Underway

NFU Scotland’s annual Arable Crops Survey has begun for 2019 and looks to build on the record response in 2018.

Member information provided to this long running survey helps produce an independent estimate of crop production in Scotland.  It then increases the accuracy of harvest figures produced by the Scottish Government, Defra and the European Commission.  

Growers can respond directly to the survey using the online system at: https://bit.ly/2OJzo8Y  Alternatively members can log into the Union’s website at:  https://www.nfus.org.uk/policy/crops.aspx and download a copy.  Copies of the survey are also available on request from peter.loggie@nfus.org.uk

The deadline for responses is Monday 23 September.  This deadline is earlier than NFU Scotland would like but it is driven by the schedule for Scotland’s annual crop reporting meeting which gathers production data to inform UK and EU crop estimates.

Combinable Crops Policy Manager Peter Loggie, who has organised this survey for the past 25 years, said: “Following a week in which the weather has significantly improved, there will have been some badly needed progress in Scotland’s harvest for 2019.  

“Scotland’s biggest crop, spring barley, will still be some distance from completion but we hope the next month will bring some favourable harvest weather to all parts.

“We had an excellent response to our survey last year and growers who responded in 2017 or 2018 will receive a survey form from NFUS.  

“It is in the interests of all growers that the harvest estimates for Scotland are as accurate as possible and I hope farmers find the time in their busy schedule to complete the survey before 23 September.”  

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Contact Bob Carruth on 0131 472 4006

Author: Bob Carruth

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News Article No.: 121/19


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