Rising costs and food shortages warning by Scottish farmers
The National Farmers Union (NFU) in Scotland is warning that the war in Ukraine is causing the rising cost of feed in the pig sector.
The rising fuel costs and grain shortages due to the catastrophic war could mean prices going up and goods becoming scarce.
The UK is feeling the impact of Brexit and the Covid pandemic, also the Russian-Ukraine conflict has made the current situation unprecedented.
The impact of Russia’s invasion has caused the rising cost of feed and government has noted that imminent intervention was needed.
Soaring costs has also hit the fishing vessels to leave port, and the food processing and storage sectors also being hit hard with rising overheads.
The removal of tax relief for red diesel has also caused price increases.
Authourities in Scotland has called for a four-nations summit to consider how to respond to “hardship” in the food sector.