The Scottish Government's own efficiency has been called into question over the handling of the new £45million Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES).
Autumn is a very special time of year for me. As a farmer I’m in the privileged position to see the countryside around me and its resident wildlife preparing for winter.
A food fraud inquiry is under way into alleged illegal practices in meat plants which could be duping shoppers who pay a premium for Scottish beef.
Scotland’s First Minister cosied up to the farming industry in Glasgow and assured producers it was in their best interests for her Government rather than Westminster to control post-Brexit agricultural policy and spending.
Hundreds of cattle farmers who committed to the Scottish Government’s Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) have now opted out.
Last week I had the great privilege of sharing the stage with Sybil MacPherson, the outgoing chair of the National Sheep Association Scotland (NSA) and the star, alongside her husband George, of the BBC’s This Farming Life.
The quest for Scotland’s next multi-million pound potato success story moved a step closer this week with the harvesting of bespoke trials in a Perthshire field.
Perthshire farmers uncovered broad cross party political will to square up to supermarkets and get a fairer deal for producers when six parliamentary candidates faced an NFU Scotland (NFUS) hustings meeting.
Government and farming industry patience has finally expired with beef producers who are failing to clean up herds infected with the scourge of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD).
Farmers and contractors have been warned to steer clear of overhead power lines and to ensure tractors, combines, trailers and booms don't come into contact with high-voltage electricity.