The importance of securing an agricultural workforce and a Brexit deal with the EU was rammed home to new UK environment secretary Theresa Villiers on her first official visit north of the border.
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.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has launched a survey to find out the permanent and seasonal staff needs of Scottish farm businesses.
Scottish farm leaders have called for immediate publication of a review into farm subsidy allocations across the UK.
UK farming would take a hit of around £850 million in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to new research produced by farm business consultants, The Andersons Centre.
A Tayside farmer has been left counting the cost after thousands of pounds worth of chemicals were stolen from a storage shed.
Farming leaders have called on all sectors of the beef industry to attend crisis talks on Monday.
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.
Farming leaders say the measures required to bring the UK beef industry “back from the brink” rely on supermarkets, meat processors and the food service sector stimulating demand and guaranteeing transparency by putting the country of origin on their labels.
The farmers’ union has taken meat promotion into its own hands with the launch of a campaign calling on consumers to eat Scotch beef.