“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” This regularly quoted line from Benjamin Franklin continues to be as true today as it was in 1789 when he wrote it.
Aberdeen & Northern Marts (ANM) has announced a transformational change to livestock commission rates bringing significant reductions for customers who are shareholders in its co-operative business.
In the first of a two-part series, Michael Alexander speaks to Police Scotland and a Kinross-shire farmer about the costly impact of rural crime and hears about the action being taken to fight back against the brazen work of serious organised crime gangs.
Crieff tractor man Jimmy Hutchison was only five-years-old when he tagged along with his big sister to work at the potato picking on a local farm. He hasn't missed a single tattle harvest since.
Rain could return to Tayside and Fife this week following a heatwave which brought highs of more than 30C to the local area.
Scotland’s farmers, growers and crofters play a significant role in the landscape of the country today.
For a business, fuel is vital to keep things moving. And for one north-east company, their job is to ensure that bugs don’t bite into a company’s profits.
Back in the 1980s, when Sandy Pattullo was at college, asparagus wasn’t seen as a viable crop in Scotland. Nothing daunted, he and wife Heather enjoyed growing asparagus in the garden and when farming friends from New Zealand visited and told them it was the easiest crop on the farm, it ignited an interest in the Pattullos to grow it commercially.
Farming and meat trade leaders have united in condemning a hugely damaging U-turn by the UK Government concerning a previously agreed improvement to sheep ageing rules as they apply to TSE regulations.
Farming and agriculture makes up a large part of the Courier Country economy and with the great businesses in the area, it’s easy to see why.