Despite enormous increases in farm output during the UK’s years in the EU, the country’s recent slip down the productivity league tables is unlikely to be addressed by “making life tougher” for producers.
Scotland’s animal disease surveillance capacity has taken a leap forward with the opening of a £1.6 million centre on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Scotland’s meat wholesalers say they will not tolerate any increase in the cost of policing their sector.
Invergowrie’s James Hutton Institute (JHI) has revealed it is in negotiation with commercial companies over possible scientific collaborations as it forges ahead with plans to spend £62 million of Tay Cities Deal funding.
Adversity is something we tackle on a constant basis in Scottish agriculture, be it weather, market prices or personal pressures.
It is a well-known fact that commodities have not kept up with inflation.
The image of Luing cattle is entwined with the challenging land of their Hebridean heritage, but breed enthusiasts visiting Fife next week will find evidence they are just as suited to the gentler climes of the East Neuk.
The 13th year of business proved an unlucky one for arable supplier and grain buyer Frontier Agriculture, as profits took a hit from the ‘beast from the east’ and the driest summer for 30 years.
Soft fruit growers look set to benefit from new commercial-scale water saving research which is being developed to improve precision irrigation and fertigation techniques.
One of Scotland’s most successful farm co-operatives celebrated 60 years of trading this week by inviting members to view their latest infrastructure investments ahead of the harvest rush.