Hunter Murray, the managing director of Forfar mart operator Lawrie & Symington Ltd, is to retire at the end of the week after 38 years with the company.
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 Scottish Government has reissued its annual warning that pregnant women should avoid contact with sheep during the upcoming lambing season.
There can be little doubt that 2014 will be a busy year for those of us who make our living as agri-hacks.
Leaders of Scotland’s national farming union have travelled to Brussels to discuss the possibility of a Plan B should delivery of the new Single Farm Payment system “hit significant difficulties”.
The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association has expressed its concerns to the Scottish Government that the inclusion of deer farmers in the new CAP support regime may encourage some sporting estates to fence in wild deer on hill ground to qualify as eligible for entitlement to Single Farm Payment.
Strange as it may seem to outside eyes, rough grazing the least productive per hectare of Scotland’s farmland types continues to be the key battleground of CAP reform in Scotland.
The Scottish farming community has been left shocked by the news of the tragic death of Borders farmer Jim Sharp at the age of 66.
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.
Alyn Smith, SNP MEP for Scotland, had that rare opportunity on Thursday of being the only politician on the platform and he might have been expected to make the most of it by arguing the case for Scottish independence, writes Ewan Pate.