The deadline for applications for the Scotch Beef Farm of the Year award run by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland has been extended to October 16.
Just as in every area of Scotland, harvest is all but over in the Murthly area of Perthshire.
“Greening” is already part of the Common Agricultural Policy vocabulary, but before long it will move from a concept to something with the capacity to bite hard into farm finances.
Those UK farmers who have not already hedged their euro accounts will discover the value of their Single Farm Payment on Monday on the default date for setting the exchange rate.
The EU Council and Parliament’s political agreement reached late on Tuesday night is a major step towards finalising CAP reform according to NFU Scotland.
Within hours of the latest steps towards CAP reform being agreed the team from Andersons Farm Business Consultants were on their feet at an Edinburgh seminar outlining how the measures might be implemented.
Scotland has produced many inventive minds who have given us technological advances in many different fields throughout the centuries.
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.