Two of Scotland’s core agricultural institutes have announced a new collaboration which will focus on improving the health of the nation’s livestock to support long term food safety and security.
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Senior Westminster politicians believe Scotland is prepared to “go to war” over hill farming and sheep subsidies, according to Scotland’s Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing.
Tough new European proposals for further restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides have been backed by Defra Secretary Michael Gove, in his vision for a “Green Brexit”.
The long-awaited decision on the relicensing of glyphosate looks like it will go right to the wire next month.
An independent review into the long-disputed sharing of £160 million of European convergence funds will finally take place next year following an agreement reached in London between Defra Secretary Michael Gove and Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing.
Intense last-minute lobbying for the herbicide glyphosate to be re-authorised for a full 15-year term is under way in Brussels ahead of an imminent European Commission decision.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has seized on the news that a Eurasian lynx escaped from a Welsh zoo and killed seven sheep after several days in the wild.
Electrical faults and fire-raising were the main causes of farm fires in Scotland last year, with claims costing £1.8 million.
Brechin’s £10 million pig abattoir will reopen on Monday with round-the-clock security guards.
Pupils from Breadalbane Academy’s rural skills course visited West Park farm at Aberfeldy to get first-hand experience of life on a working farm.