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Agricultural weather advisory panel

A new weather advisory panel for the agricultural sector has been announced by Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing.

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.


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
  • Scottish Government



Straw and Forage study


January 2018

December 2017

Contact us

If you have any questions about the panel or wish to send the panel a comment,  you can email the agricultural weather mailbox.