The UK should put punitive tariffs on agricultural products in the event of a no-deal Brexit to limit cheaper imports and protect farmers, the Scottish Affairs Committee has urged.
A no-deal Brexit is the “stuff of nightmares” for British farmers, industry leaders have warned.
Vegetable growers are warning of possible shortages in the new year after this year’s series of extreme weather conditions led to low yields.
At least £3 billion a year is needed to deliver nature-friendly farming across the UK which restores wildlife and tackles climate change, conservationists have said.
Ministers must support farmers to become “net zero heroes” and make tackling the climate and nature crises a top agricultural priority, it has been urged.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has signed up as a partner in an initiative to promote and encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK farming industry.
Bags of potatoes grown by flood-hit producers are carrying special blue stickers to encourage shoppers to buy them despite their less-than-perfect appearance.
Concerns about future interest-rate rises could be behind the first real-terms fall in borrowing by Scottish farms for almost a decade.
The board of dairy firm Arla Foods has proposed paying out its entire 2018 profit to farmers, many of whom are struggling following this summer’s drought across Europe.
A shortage of seasonal workers may result in rotten crops and lost profits, as industry insiders say the government needs to allow non-EU workers into the UK.
Michael Gove has insisted a “slow hand” is better than a “rough wooing” when it comes to introducing post-Brexit plans for agriculture.