An Angus farm steading is scheduled to open as a “field to bottle” visitor centre in October following an investment of £150,000 and support from the rural development scheme.
The quest for Scotland’s next multi-million pound potato success story moved a step closer this week with the harvesting of bespoke trials in a Perthshire field.
Scotland’s largest red meat processor, JW Galloway, enjoyed a 30% boost in profits last year.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is ramping up farm inspections and enforcement this year in a bid to reduce the industry’s horrific safety record.
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.
The most scrutinised winter cereals crop in Fife had run out of steam five weeks ago.
A blueprint for a climate change-compliant Scottish farming industry is to be produced in the next 12 months.
An extra £51.4 million of farm support will come to Scotland over the next two years as a result of the Bew Review into fair agricultural funding allocations across the UK which has been published today.
Beef calf scheme support payments should be increased to £250 for every beef calf produced, according to the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW).
Gone are the days when rats were a problem that could be resolved by an enthusiastic terrier, a rifle or a bucket of poison purchased from the hardware shop.