NFU Scotland has called on the Scottish government to reconsider its ‘hardening of the green agenda’ if it wants to address food security concerns.

The union said that under the Bute House agreement, the ability of government to strike a balanced approach with the farming industry on food security and tackling emissions had ‘changed’.

The Bute House agreement is a power-sharing deal between the SNP and the Scottish Greens, struck in August 2021.

Specifically, on issues like species management, NFU Scotland warned that the government was losing the support of farmers and crofters.

Scottish farmers were also denied emergency access on Thursday (22 June) to use bracken control herbicide Asulox, despite it given the go ahead for use in England.

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