Back in the spring few people would have gambled much on the 2013 harvest being comfortably secured by the end of the third week of September, but that is more or less what has happened.
European politicians have hammered out the final agreement on the outstanding issues surrounding the next Common Agricultural Policy.
According to Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead, Europe needs to get a move on and agree the details of the CAP deal agreed in June.
Well-known Strathmore farmer and sports enthusiast Alastair Lyburn, pictured, has died at the age of 83.
Well-known Angus farmer, livestock agent and haulier Arthur Mitchell McEwan has died only four months after celebrating his 65th wedding anniversary, at the age of 91.
The ANM Group has purchased 139-acres of farmland at Cairnton Farm, Inverurie, which adjoins the cooperative’s existing land and Aberdeen & Northern Marts’ premises at Thainstone Agricultural Centre.
Weather Aid payments to Scottish farmers have started, with the first farmers to submit successful applications to the Scottish Government’s £5.75 million compensation scheme due to receive funds in their bank accounts before the end of September.
Describing the rejection of GM foods as a “form of madness I don’t understand,” the European Commission’s chief scientific adviser, Professor Anne Glover, used the issue as a prime example of evidence not being properly considered.
The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society has appointed Neil Caul as assistant breed secretary.
Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, has raised the issue of giving farm tenants an absolute right to buy (ARTB) to a new level.