New body to keep farmers in touch with consumers

McLaren, Carol
March 2007
Farmers Weekly;3/2/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 9, p19
Trade Publication
The article reports on the new Scotland Food & Drink body which was set up to help focus the farming industry on its customers' needs, according to Scotland's rural development minister Ross Finnie. He says that the industry-led body would help bring farming closer to the demands of the market by providing a strong and consistent industry voice on key issues.


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