Senior Westminster politicians believe Scotland is prepared to “go to war” over hill farming and sheep subsidies, according to Scotland’s Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing.
Tough new European proposals for further restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides have been backed by Defra Secretary Michael Gove, in his vision for a “Green Brexit”.
The long-awaited decision on the relicensing of glyphosate looks like it will go right to the wire next month.
An independent review into the long-disputed sharing of £160 million of European convergence funds will finally take place next year following an agreement reached in London between Defra Secretary Michael Gove and Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing.
Intense last-minute lobbying for the herbicide glyphosate to be re-authorised for a full 15-year term is under way in Brussels ahead of an imminent European Commission decision.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has seized on the news that a Eurasian lynx escaped from a Welsh zoo and killed seven sheep after several days in the wild.
Brechin’s £10 million pig abattoir will reopen on Monday with round-the-clock security guards.
A Perthshire breeder of scarce Bowmont sheep has found international success with her latest batch of specialist fine fleeces.
Defra’s long-promised review into £160 million of disputed EU convergence funding is expected to be announced next week.
Radical post-Brexit farm policy proposals under consideration by the farmers’ union include placing a cap on individual farm support payments and introducing production measures which would flout World Trade Organisation rules.