May 2008
Farmers Weekly;5/16/2008, p55
Trade Publication
The article reports that the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has told the government that fuel prices are having a negative impact on farmers and rural communities. Farm diesel prices have almost doubled since January 2007. The union calls for an urgent review of fuel tax to alleviate the impact of rising fuel prices on food production costs. According to NFUS president Jim McLaren, the Chancellor of Scotland has expressed his concerns at food price inflation but has yet to show any willingness to meaningfully address the problem of fuel prices.


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