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Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Wednesday 22 February 2023 9:00 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private. The Committee will also decide whether to review the evidence heard on future agriculture policy in private at future meetings. 2. Future agriculture policy: The Committee will take evidence from— Douglas Bell, Managing Director, Scottish Tenant Farmers Association; Dr Gareth Hateley, Junior Vice President Scottish Branch, British Veterinary Association; Donald MacKinnon, Chair, Scottish Crofting Federation; Chloe McCulloch, Programme Leader, Farm Advisory Service; Dr Andrew Midgley, Senior Land Use Policy Officer, Scottish Environment LINK; Ian Muirhead, Policy Manager, Agricultural Industries Confederation Scotland; Ross Paton, Chair, Scottish Organic Stakeholders Group; Pete Ritchie, Director, Nourish Scotland; Susan Robertson, Regional Officer, Unite the Union; Denise Walton, Scotland Chair, Nature Friendly Farming Network; Dr Tara Wight, Scotland Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, Landworkers’ Alliance; Stephen Young, Head of Policy, Scottish Land and Estates. 3. Future agriculture policy: The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

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