New sector-specific actions and targets aimed at reducing antibiotic use in farm animals will be issued by the Scottish Government in the next few weeks.
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.
Less than three years ago farmers’ co-operative First Milk was on its knees and producer members had to pay the price with plummeting incomes and postponed milk cheques.
It has taken almost 30 years of work to satisfy scientists, but uncooked eggs have finally been given the green light on safety.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is to increase the number of unannounced inspections it makes at the 2 Sisters poultry plant at Coupar Angus.
A small band of Scottish farmers are poised to jump on the craft brewing bandwagon by growing hops to meet growing local demand.
Farmers are set to benefit from a further weakening in sterling with a 5% boost to the value of their 2017 direct support payments.
Growing demand from south of the border combined with a tight supply of farmland is underpinning Scottish land values despite Brexit uncertainty, according to land agents, Savills.
I’m a 30-year-old dairy farmer with a hugely supportive wife and a hilarious two-year-old son who all got a little bit shafted in the milk price depression 18 months ago.
Farmers and landowners could be missing out on long-term development land opportunities by not being aware of the subtleties of the long game, according to DM Hall chartered surveyors director, Kevin Jackson.