Ploughmen describe the deep loamy soil around St Monans as “God’s land” and next weekend 165 of them will think they are in heaven when they get the chance to turn over some of the country’s finest acres.
Political uncertainty and looming changes in agricultural policy are cited as the main reasons for a record low quantity of Scottish land launched on the market by farmers in the quarter to the end of September.
More than £12.5 million worth of high quality Scottish seed and ware potatoes currently being lifted for European markets would be worth a fraction of their value and destined for stock feed in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Ardnamurchan Highland cattle breeder Michael Macgregor always joked he made more from photographing his cows than selling them.
Scotland’s role in the advancement of the vertical farming movement took another step forward yesterday with the launch of a new research and development facility at the James Hutton Institute campus at Invergowrie.
A former Conservative farming minister concurred with the majority of the industry yesterday when he insisted a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for agriculture.
A Highland heifer which reigned supreme in the ring at three northern shows this summer went on to win the female championship at yesterday’s breed show in Oban.
A polytunnel once used to grow strawberries has been transformed into a pumpkin paradise on Broadslap Farm near Dunning.
Forestry owners will be offered advice on how to boost the productivity of their woodlands at a free meeting in Stirling later this month.
British vets have called for a promotional drive to get high-welfare veal and goat meat back on the table in order to reduce the need to kill unwanted male animals.