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.
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 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.
The first official estimates of Scotland’s 2019 harvest predict a yield increase of 26% on last year and a possible rise in production of 29% to 3.2 million tonnes.
A six-week marketing campaign aimed at inspiring consumers to buy Scotch lamb will be launched on Monday.
The importance of securing an agricultural workforce and a Brexit deal with the EU was rammed home to new UK environment secretary Theresa Villiers on her first official visit north of the border.