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.
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.
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.
Nine Scottish livestock organisations have committed to getting a voluntary electronic tagging (EID) pilot scheme in place by the end of 2018.
The most scrutinised winter cereals crop in Fife had run out of steam five weeks ago.
One of Scotland’s biggest landlords has been reprimanded for failing to follow best practice in its negotiations with farm tenants earlier this year.
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 organisers of the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) have made it clear to Defra officials that they expect details of a new British farming policy to be fleshed out when Environment Secretary Michael Gove addresses the event later this week.
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.
New guidance on how to handle rent payments have been issued to tenant farmers and landowners by Scotland’s tenant farming commissioner.