Warnings over aggressive new blight strains which can take crops down in days were not lost on dozens of potato farmers who gathered yesterday on the AHDB’s “Spot” monitor farm near Blairgowrie.
Scots led the form at the Scottish Blackface Sheep Shearing Championships at Lochearnhead when two natives headed up the open final and won the annual test match versus New Zealand.
Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) allows you to deduct the full value of a qualifying item from your profits before tax and can be claimed on most plant and machinery up to the AIA amount.
The 2019-20 tax year commences on April 6 and it brings with it a number of changes.
Scottish farmers and crofters are being encouraged to get involved with this year’s Open Farm Sunday (OFS) event.
Pumpkins, red deer, tattie vodka and New Zealand dairy cows will be up for discussion at an event for new or aspiring farmers later this month.
Special strawberries from Perthshire and Angus will make their mark in supermarkets across the UK and on the streets of Edinburgh this weekend.
The farmers’ union has taken meat promotion into its own hands with the launch of a campaign calling on consumers to eat Scotch beef.
The image of Luing cattle is entwined with the challenging land of their Hebridean heritage, but breed enthusiasts visiting Fife next week will find evidence they are just as suited to the gentler climes of the East Neuk.
A blueprint for a climate change-compliant Scottish farming industry is to be produced in the next 12 months.