Meat may be off the menu in Edinburgh schools, but in Perthshire a primary class has helped a local butcher scoop a gold award for its Scotch lamb and mint burgers.
The most scrutinised winter cereals crop in Fife had run out of steam five weeks ago.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has welcomed the introduction of “any process” which would improve the traceability of food and ensure it was what it claimed to be.
Tattie growers who are frustrated by the late start to planting could see the emergence of a silver lining if the delayed season leads to higher prices for the old crop.
The Fife field that recorded a spectacular 7.13 tonnes to the acre yield last year looks like it has the potential to repeat the performance under official trial conditions.
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.
Scotland’s farming leaders yesterday relished the prospect of finally shaking off the shackles of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as they marked the 365-day countdown to Brexit with the launch of an alternative blueprint for agriculture.
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.
A rural crime wave is sweeping the UK according to countryside insurers NFU Mutual (NFUM).
Defra has launched a ‘farm-to-fork’ traceability system for farm livestock which will be up and running ahead of the UK leaving the EU next year.