Scotland’s Rural Affairs secretary Richard Lochhead has been accused of playing politics with Scotland’s farming community.
The official unveiling of a streamlined form of agricultural arbitration has been welcomed as a “milestone” by Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead.
The Scottish Government has confirmed that the exchange rate to be used to calculate support delivered through the 2013 Single Farm Payment (SFP) scheme will see one euro equalling 83.6p.
One of the UK’s largest bioethanol plants, Ensus at Wilton on Teesside, has this week started operating again following a shutdown and change of ownership in the summer.
The Alloa-based Aberdeen-Angus breeders Richard and Carol Rettie have sold their 17-month-old bull Retties JFK for an undisclosed five-figure price to Donald Rankin, for use on his Kilmaluag herd on the Isle of Skye.
When it came to designing a new grain-drying complex at Balbirnie Home Farms, Robert Balfour and his son Johnnie had some pretty strict criteria.
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.