Scotland’s rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing has accused the prime minister of trying to renege on his promise to return £160 million of EU convergence funds to Scottish farmers.
The ANM Group has launched a major campaign in Angus and Perthshire to attract new livestock business for its Thainstone Mart at Inverurie.
Scotland’s sheep industry brushed aside dire predictions of post-Brexit annihilation yesterday and quietly got on with the business of selling and buying lambs at one of the country’s landmark sales.
Kinross Show has rarely been beaten by the weather in its 179-year history but last weekend, for the first time in living memory, torrential rain stopped the organisers in their tracks.
Plant scientists have warned that unless the industry unites in its efforts to stop the spread of potato cyst nematode (CPN) there will be no Scottish potato sector left in 25 years’ time.
One animal dwarfed all the competition in Perth Show’s livestock rings on the city’s South Inch, and went on to win the day’s supreme champion of champions honour.
As much as an extra £1 billion of farm support would come to Scotland if the proposed formula for divvying up UK agriculture funds outlined by Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee was applied to current budgets.
The UK Government should use Brexit as an opportunity to “rewrite the rules of agricultural funding”, according to MPs.
Farmers across the country were said to have “dodged a bullet” last night after the UK’s highest court backed an Aberdeenshire producer in a £1 million tax case.
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.