Invergowrie’s James Hutton Institute (JHI) has revealed it is in negotiation with commercial companies over possible scientific collaborations as it forges ahead with plans to spend £62 million of Tay Cities Deal funding.
The 2019-20 tax year commences on April 6 and it brings with it a number of changes.
Soft fruit growers look set to benefit from new commercial-scale water saving research which is being developed to improve precision irrigation and fertigation techniques.
Meat processing company AP Jess plunged further into the red last year as it continued to deal with the impact of a major fire at one of its manufacturing plants in 2017.
Work on the building of a new £20 million state-of-the-art abattoir and meat processing plant at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, is set to start in early June – and scheduled to be complete by autumn next year.
Scotland’s livestock auctioneers have launched a campaign to win back business after losing around 20% of prime sheep trade to direct deals between abattoir buyers and farmers in the last year.
Fife’s highest profile field of wheat of 2018 achieved 63% of its potential yield and came 52nd out of the 210 fields entered in national crop improvement trials.
A “screeching U-turn” on cuts to Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments hijacked a Holyrood debate on the future of rural policy yesterday.
Scottish farm leaders have launched an urgent call for an exemption from EU rules to try to prevent a 20% drop in Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments next year.
More collaboration will play a key role in meeting the need for greater innovation in the changing economic landscape which faces Scottish agriculture, a leading academic has claimed.