Repeated calls for more scientific research into the links between livestock grazing and carbon sequestration were made at Scotland’s first “ethical” farming conference.
A jury in the US has ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay a combined $2.055 billion dollars (£1.58bn) to a couple claiming that the company’s herbicide Roundup Ready caused their cancers.
UK farm incomes decreased in 2018 due to rising costs and a drop in the value of potatoes and oilseed rape.
Practical steps to help Scottish growers respond to climate change concerns and drive low-carbon, environmentally sustainable practices were launched yesterday on a farm in Angus.
Limousins proved popular at the May sale of pedigree bulls at Stirling, achieving the top price of 9,000gn lead bid and a clearance rate of 89% with 41 selling to average £4,474.
Pedigree breeders and commercial farmers gathered at United Auctions in Stirling for the May instalment of the Stirling bull sales.
It has taken just a couple of decades for contract farming to become a mainstream route for landowners and farmers to both grow and de-risk their businesses.
Soft fruit growers look set to benefit from new commercial-scale water saving research which is being developed to improve precision irrigation and fertigation techniques.
The Scottish Government has beenaccused of lacking vision for future agricultural policy after Brexit.
A trio of projects looking at new breeding technology and bedding for cattle has been awarded more than £175,000.