Scotland’s chief plant health officer has publicly declared he is at odds with his political masters over their stance on the use of gene editing.
A gung-ho Brexit roadshow swung into Perth this week, manned by farmers’ union leaders who proffered a ready-made farm support regime for roll-out by 2021 or 2022.
Scotland’s farmers have received a wake-up call with the publication of statistics which reveal five people were killed in agricultural accidents in the last 12 months.
A Perthshire family farming partnership headed by husband and wife Neil and Debbie McGowan has won through to the final of the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award.
The Scottish Government has called on Defra to put measures in place which would prevent UK producers from importing European-grown seed potatoes in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested “forces” in the Holyrood government are playing politics with plans to support farmers post-Brexit.
Rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing has accused the UK Government of being intent on stopping direct support payments to farmers “just as quickly as they can get away with it”.
A vacancy has opened up for an ambitious farm politician to sit at NFU Scotland’s top table.
The Scottish Smallholder Festival will take place at Forfar Mart next Sunday with displays of the livestock, food and drink produced by farmers who run the country’s smallest land holdings.
Scotland’s £674 million flagship beef industry is assessing the potential cost and reputational implications of a single case of BSE.