Repeated calls for more scientific research into the links between livestock grazing and carbon sequestration were made at Scotland’s first “ethical” farming conference.
A jury in the US has ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay a combined $2.055 billion dollars (£1.58bn) to a couple claiming that the company’s herbicide Roundup Ready caused their cancers.
Practical steps to help Scottish growers respond to climate change concerns and drive low-carbon, environmentally sustainable practices were launched yesterday on a farm in Angus.
Limousins proved popular at the May sale of pedigree bulls at Stirling, achieving the top price of 9,000gn lead bid and a clearance rate of 89% with 41 selling to average £4,474.
Pedigree breeders and commercial farmers gathered at United Auctions in Stirling for the May instalment of the Stirling bull sales.
It has taken just a couple of decades for contract farming to become a mainstream route for landowners and farmers to both grow and de-risk their businesses.
Soft fruit growers look set to benefit from new commercial-scale water saving research which is being developed to improve precision irrigation and fertigation techniques.
The Scottish Government has beenaccused of lacking vision for future agricultural policy after Brexit.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has been personally challenged twice in recent days to do more to encourage an increase in beef cow numbers.
Scotland’s meat wholesalers say they will not tolerate any increase in the cost of policing their sector.