Scotland’s farmers have been promised post-Brexit support that is far more responsive to their needs than the ‘not fit for purpose’ Common Agricultural Policy under which the industry currently operates.
Scottish egg producer Farmlay Eggs enjoyed a boost in turnover and profits last year.
There is little indication any breeding herd rebuilding is going on at present, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Profits fell by 14% at Scotland’s largest egg producer last year.
Confusion over agricultural trade issues and Brexit has continued, with uncertainty now seemingly the only certainty farmers have.
The 2019-20 tax year commences on April 6 and it brings with it a number of changes.
The launch of a public consultation concerning attacks on livestock by dogs has drawn strong support from NFU Scotland which says the issue is a blight on Scottish agriculture and is affecting more than 70% of livestock farms.
A new blackberry breeding programme at the James Hutton Institute has enjoyed a hugely encouraging first year, according to fruit breeder Nikki Jennings.
A no-deal Brexit could result in market shutdowns similar to those experienced in the 2001 foot-and-mouth outbreak.
Fergus Ewing demands compensation for Scottish farmers and crofters if no-deal Brexit becomes reality
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has called on the UK Government to give Scottish farmers and crofters compensation in the event of a no-deal Brexit.