UK Farming Minister George Eustice has written to the European Commission requesting a UK-wide exemption from the three-crop rule for this year.
Simpler tenancy law and a more business-minded and flexible approach to the sector has been proposed as a formula to unlock more Scottish farmland for let.
More than 18,000 eligible farmers and crofters have started to receive their share of £300 million of farm subsidy payments.
Gone are the days when rats were a problem that could be resolved by an enthusiastic terrier, a rifle or a bucket of poison purchased from the hardware shop.
The most scrutinised winter cereals crop in Fife had run out of steam five weeks ago.
The Soil Association has called for more UK farmers to grow organic cereals for animal feed.
New guidance on how to handle rent payments have been issued to tenant farmers and landowners by Scotland’s tenant farming commissioner.
Almost 70% of Scottish young farmers voted to stay in Europe and would do so again if they got the opportunity.
“Poo cakes” made out of human waste intended to be used as fertiliser have been poo-pooed by farmers who say it may see crops rejected by the whisky industry.
Additional support for Scottish farmers and crofters is being considered by the Scottish Government in the wake of exceptionally bad weather, a lack of fodder and straw and increased livestock losses.