Adversity is something we tackle on a constant basis in Scottish agriculture, be it weather, market prices or personal pressures.
Scotland’s rural charity RSABI has commissioned expert advice to model the likely workload and financial demands on resources over the next five years.
Farming lobbyists appear to have make some headway in their campaign to force the Scottish Government to maintain Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme funding (LFASS) at 100% of current levels.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has created a new department to counter negative messages about the red meat industry.
The failure of Westminster politicians to agree on an EU withdrawal plan prompted most rural leaders to reiterate their fears of a no-deal scenario and repeat familiar demands for frictionless trade with Europe, equivalence in the standard of imports and access to seasonal and permanent workers.
Alarm bells over the threats to the global milk industry from the rise in veganism and animal welfare activism rang out repeatedly during two full days at the Semex dairy conference in Glasgow.
Scotland’s Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing travelled to London yesterday in a last-ditch appeal to the Westminster Government to take a no-deal Brexit option off the table to prevent economic “disaster”, while in Glasgow Defra Minister George Eustice brushed difficulties aside and described such an outcome as no more than “turbulent”.
Many parts of Scotland have become familiar through use in film and television productions.
A no-deal Brexit could prove to be good news for many Scottish farmers, according to a leading rural adviser.
Local cereals growers have been told to count their blessings because they can look forward to the prospect of growing demand for their produce regardless of the final Brexit outcome.