Extensive sheep producers should be prepared to stand up and boast about their natural production credentials, even if that reflects negatively on the more intensive red meat sectors.
Fuel processing giant Petroineos has called farmers to a meeting to discuss growing industry concerns that red diesel is causing damage to farm machinery.
Kintyre farmers’ last hopes of saving Campbeltown Creamery died yesterday when First Milk announced its intention to close the plant.
Vegetable producers fear the seasonal workers who are now on their way home to Eastern Europe after a summer in the fields will not return to Scotland next spring.
The first tranche of the long-awaited European convergence cash will be distributed to active farmers via a complex formula, the detail of which is still being worked out by the Scottish Government.
A farming business which bought more than 1,200 acres of land near Dundee in 2014 and started producing milk just four years ago has launched farmland on the market for £5 million.
Producers in the hills and uplands look set to be the main beneficiaries of the initial £80 million of convergence funds to be distributed by the Scottish Government.
One of the most scenic national ploughing matches ever to be held in Scotland attracted thousands of spectators to the “golden fringe” of the East Neuk over the weekend.
Scottish farmers yesterday begged leading politicians for clarity over future trading conditions and presented them with examples of how Brexit uncertainty is already biting across the industry.
Ploughmen describe the deep loamy soil around St Monans as “God’s land” and next weekend 165 of them will think they are in heaven when they get the chance to turn over some of the country’s finest acres.