The political appetite for renewable energy and on-shore wind farms is strong in Scotland, and renewable energy developers have on-shore wind farm acquisition back in their sights.
It’s not every farmer who would welcome 400 members of the public onto their land in the midst of the hectic fruit harvest, but Meigle growers George and Douglas McLaren will spend most of next Saturday taking tractor-trailer loads of visitors on tours of their blackcurrant fields – and then invite them to pick-your-own (PYO).
If new Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson honours his promises, Scottish farmers are in line to receive £160 million in backdated European convergence funds, and an extra £25m a year in support payments.
The election campaign has forced agriculture off the political agenda.
North-type Blackface rams peaked at £10,000 and South-types made up to £18,000 at the Perth Ram Society sale, held at Stirling Mart.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has launched a survey to find out the permanent and seasonal staff needs of Scottish farm businesses.
Farmers are being urged to alert NFU Scotland (NFUS) of any advertising with inaccurate claims about the agricultural industry.
The Scottish red meat industry’s new offensive against negativity and misinformation launches next week with a social media campaign promoting quality-assured animal welfare and sustainability credentials.
Red meat processors have hit back at accusations they are not doing enough to help the beef sector.
Hundreds of farmers descended on United Auctions in Stirling for the opening day of the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.