Farmers in England are to be given seven years to adapt to life without the direct support they have relied on from Europe for almost 50 years.
Farming and forestry lobby groups have broadly welcomed the government’s legislative priorities for the land-based sector which were set out yesterday by Nicola Sturgeon.
The organisation which raises £3 million in levies from Scottish farmers has admitted it needs to up its game north of the border.
Maltsters are taking a pragmatic approach to nitrogen tolerance in Scottish spring barley this season by accepting samples at up to 1.85 rather than the usual cut-off point of 1.65.
The rolling Fife field of Zulu wheat which has divided farming opinion across the region has yielded an average 4.57t/acre across its 32-acres.
Farmers have been challenged to capitalise on the results of a four-year trial which found a strong craft brewing market for locally-grown hops.
The board of dairy firm Arla Foods has proposed paying out its entire 2018 profit to farmers, many of whom are struggling following this summer’s drought across Europe.
An Angus farm steading is scheduled to open as a “field to bottle” visitor centre in October following an investment of £150,000 and support from the rural development scheme.
The Scottish Government has failed to confirm whether applications for its New Entrants Capital Grant Scheme will be accepted after its final deadline on Friday.
A “head-to-toe tremendous” Limousin heifer shone above all the other breeds of livestock paraded at Perth Show to win the champion of champions title.