Scottish milk producers are at risk of missing out on European support funds if they don’t apply for a dairy aid scheme before the end of the month.
The days when farmers and foresters eyed one another with suspicion and kept their distance look set to fade into folk memory as the agricultural industry slowly wakens up to the advantages of planting trees.
A radical call for New Zealand lamb imports to be slashed to a fraction of current quotas has come from one of Scotland’s leading farming politicians.
Angus seed potato grower Andrew Skea has been appointed to the board of the levy organisation, AHDB Potatoes.
A short film featuring powerful first-hand accounts of the devastation caused when dogs worry sheep has been released by Scottish rural organisations ahead of the Easter weekend.
The Scottish sheepmeat industry is raging at the lack of home-produced meat in supermarkets in the run-up to Easter, describing the lack of support for local farmers as a ‘slap in the face’.
Sheep farming leaders have rejected government hints that animal welfare legislation could be tightened post-Brexit in order to enhance the appeal of British produce in global markets.
A ground-breaking scientific project which will aim to find ways of making arable farming more sustainable is about to get under way on the north-western edge of Dundee.
A long-standing row over around who should benefit from around £1 million of red meat levy paid by Scottish farmers is expected to be resolved within weeks.
Last week I had the great privilege of sharing the stage with Sybil MacPherson, the outgoing chair of the National Sheep Association Scotland (NSA) and the star, alongside her husband George, of the BBC’s This Farming Life.