Fergus Ewing

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Disappearance of £155m from Pillar 2 budget

November 22, 2019

Rural Affairs Minister Fergus Ewing is likely to face close questioning at his next meeting with NFU Scotland after the surreptitious disappearance of £154.76 million from the government’s Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) Pillar 2 budget.

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Ewing accuses PM of reneging on EU £160m

August 20, 2019

Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has accused the prime minister of trying to renege on his promise to return £160 million of EU convergence funds to Scottish farmers.

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Scottish Government to host beef summit

August 3, 2019

A Scottish Government beef summit is to be chaired by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in the next few weeks, hard on the heels of this week’s NFU Scotland (NFUS) industry meeting in Inverurie.

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Ewing seeks food and drink assurance

August 1, 2019

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to newly appointed Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers asking for assurances over the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) after Brexit.

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