Perthshire farmer Ian Sands is to stand for election as vice-president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland.
Farmers who cannot face continuing after Brexit will be able to discuss “tough decisions” and get help to exit the industry in a new programme being prepared by Scotland’s farm advisory service.
Fresh from his win at Livescot on Saturday, Wilson Peters made the journey from Crieff to Thainstone worthwhile by winning the overall champion at yesterday’s Christmas Classic with a home-bred heifer.
Scotland’s chief plant health officer has publicly declared he is at odds with his political masters over their stance on the use of gene editing.
A gung-ho Brexit roadshow swung into Perth this week, manned by farmers’ union leaders who proffered a ready-made farm support regime for roll-out by 2021 or 2022.
Scotland’s farmers have received a wake-up call with the publication of statistics which reveal five people were killed in agricultural accidents in the last 12 months.
A Perthshire family farming partnership headed by husband and wife Neil and Debbie McGowan has won through to the final of the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award.
The Scottish Government has called on Defra to put measures in place which would prevent UK producers from importing European-grown seed potatoes in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has suggested “forces” in the Holyrood government are playing politics with plans to support farmers post-Brexit.
A new campaign aims to end shoppers’ obsession with large eggs.