Arable farmers have been told to stop wasting time being defensive about the inevitable loss of agrochemicals and instead accept they will have to adopt new crop protection techniques.
Farmers are being reminded to “look out and look up” for power lines when working in fields this spring.
Tenant farmers in Scotland have been given new confidence to seek help in disputes with their landlords following the successful resolution of a controversial case in the Borders.
Scottish farming turned on style and smiles on the opening day of the Royal Highland Show, but if the findings of a new survey are accurate, the annual spectacle has become an elaborate façade for an industry in crisis.
The Scottish Government has beenaccused of lacking vision for future agricultural policy after Brexit.
Defra’s farming minister in charge of Brexit scenario planning has claimed the UK farmers’ unions have overestimated the contingency budget needed to support the sheep sector in the event of a no-deal outcome.
A blueprint for a climate change-compliant Scottish farming industry is to be produced in the next 12 months.
Beef calf scheme support payments should be increased to £250 for every beef calf produced, according to the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW).
A former vice-president of Scotland’s farmers’ union has called on the industry to relinquish the pre-harvest use of glyphosate to maximise the chances of the herbicide continuing to be licensed for other essential applications.
The challenge for Scotland’s hill farming and conservation interests to speak with more of a “common voice” was one of the headline conclusions to emerge from the launch in Perthshire of a UK-wide series of hill and upland debates.