Farmers are being reminded to “look out and look up” for power lines when working in fields this spring.
It is a well-known fact that commodities have not kept up with inflation.
The Scottish Government has signalled that it is prepared to increase already ambitious targets for new forestry planting and aim for 18,000ha of afforestation per year.
The new October deadline for the UK leaving the EU brought little comfort to Scottish farming leaders who yesterday called for emergency talks to prepare for the worst possible Brexit outcome.
The 13th year of business proved an unlucky one for arable supplier and grain buyer Frontier Agriculture, as profits took a hit from the ‘beast from the east’ and the driest summer for 30 years.
A new “proactive and co-ordinated” approach to tackling rural crime has been promised following a rising wave of criminal activity in the Scottish countryside.
The latest TV advert to promote Scotch Beef will premiere at cinemas across Scotland this week.
On May 1, the Eurasian beaver population in Scotland will receive protection under Scots law as a European protected species.
At just 29, and already the chairwoman of both the National Sheep Association (NSA) in Scotland and the farmers’ union’s Clydesdale branch, Biggar farmer Jen Craig has shot holes in the charge that women struggle to make an impact in agriculture.
Defra’s farming minister in charge of Brexit scenario planning has claimed the UK farmers’ unions have overestimated the contingency budget needed to support the sheep sector in the event of a no-deal outcome.