Dairy giant Muller has pledged to feed information into a feasibility study looking into the viability of building a new milk processing plant in south Aberdeenshire.
Dairy giant Muller has been slated by Scotland's farmers union for failing to increase its September milk price when all the market signs point to a partial recovery in the sector.
Debt levels in Scotland's farming sector have reached a record high, with the amount of money owed to banks increasing by almost £180 million in the last year.
A combination of carrots, sticks and scaremongering is being adopted by industry leaders to persuade Scottish farmers to sign up for the Government’s £45million Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) before next week’s application deadline.
Holidays for horse owners – and their horses – are now on offer at a new specialist horse campsite at Lindores Cross Country, the established farm riding course near Newburgh in Fife .
The highest authority in European agriculture is coming to Edinburgh later this month to spell out to Scottish farmers why they should vote to stay in the EU.
A campaign has been launched for the BSE-risk status of Scottish beef to be upgraded to "negligible", enabling traders to jump a four-year-long wait to access new markets.
European farm Commissioner Phil Hogan has extended the farm support payments deadline to mid October, giving the Scottish Government more than three extra months to complete the job.
Arable farmers across Europe have been left in limbo again after a European Commission committee failed to agree on granting a limited extension to the use of the core agricultural chemical, glyphosate.
An ambitious blueprint for a beef farming revival was launched last night when farmer-owned co-operative, the ANM Group unveiled a four-year £1million programme of advice, focus farms and demonstrations for producers in the north and north-east.