The Scottish Government has decided not to impose strict biosecurity controls on poultry keepers north of the border despite Defra declaring the whole of England a bird flu prevention zone.
An appeal has gone out to everyone involved in the Scottish fruit, vegetable and potato sector to take part in a Government-backed action plan to boost the industry.
Farmers looking for funding to help carry out projects that will benefit the environment have been given the green light to apply for support in the latest round of the Agri-environment Climate Change Scheme.
Encouraging signals that the UK will ultimately secure a good post-Brexit trade deal emerged at the Semex Dairy Conference when a senior commission official emphasised the mutual benefits of such an outcome.
Innovative greenhouses which monitor temperature, CO2 emissions and moisture levels to control the growing and ripening process have been installed on a fruit farm near Arbroath, resulting in a productive strawberry harvest until late in December.
Widespread fears that veganism poses a growing threat to the future of the UK dairy sector dominated the opening day of the Semex Dairy Conference in Glasgow.
The Scottish Government has trebled funding for tree-planting schemes in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area which stretches from Fife to Ayrshire.
UK sheep meat processing costs could be reduced if an EU proposal to ease controls on the removal of Specified Risk Material (SRM) from the carcases of animals slaughtered for human consumption is approved next month.
A new study on the impact of returning agricultural powers to the devolved nations after Brexit has warned that if it is done in a piecemeal way it will be difficult for individual countries to develop appropriate farm policy.
Westminster has guaranteed direct support for British farming until 2024 - two years longer than was previously promised.