Scotland’s long-standing passion for potatoes was in evidence in Perthshire at the weekend when gardeners, allotment owners and self-confessed spud addicts turned out in force for the inaugural Strathmore Tattie Day.
Scottish farmers and crofters are being encouraged to get involved with this year’s Open Farm Sunday (OFS) event.
A leading Fife farmer has warned that the spate of tractor thefts in the area by organised criminal gangs has the potential to escalate into a “danger to life and limb”.
Potato enthusiasts from across the country are expected to converge in Coupar Angus on Saturday for the first Strathmore Tattie Day.
Scotland’s farmers have been promised post-Brexit support that is far more responsive to their needs than the ‘not fit for purpose’ Common Agricultural Policy under which the industry currently operates.
Scottish egg producer Farmlay Eggs enjoyed a boost in turnover and profits last year.
There is little indication any breeding herd rebuilding is going on at present, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Profits fell by 14% at Scotland’s largest egg producer last year.
Confusion over agricultural trade issues and Brexit has continued, with uncertainty now seemingly the only certainty farmers have.
The 2019-20 tax year commences on April 6 and it brings with it a number of changes.