The number of cattle and sheep going through Scotland's auction marts has fallen nearly 10% in the past two years.
Agricultural levies paid by farmers and growers will be frozen for the second year in a row.
How the Scottish Government chooses to implement regulations surrounding farming activity will determine whether or not a new era of "slipper" farmers emerges under the new Common Agricultural Policy.
Scottish farming was dealt a bitter blow yesterday with reports the government's request for increased coupled payments have been shot down by the European Commission.
The new era of Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) support in Scotland must put an end to slipper farming once and for all and prevent the creation of a new generation of low-intensity farmers, says NFU Scotland.
New rules over organic production and labelling of organic products have been mooted by the European Commission.
Commercial forestry is worth more than 200% per hectare than upland sheep farming, according to a new study.
UK farm assurance body - Red Tractor - says it is fully engaged with the Scots farming sector despite having no Scottish representation on its main board.
Forestry Commission Scotland has launched a fresh appeal for views on what to do with a 500-acre farm at the centre of a furore over controversial tree-planting plans.
The Co-operative has pledged to do its best to protect staff at its farming business once it is sold.
Orkney's farming community could lose up to £7million a year as a result of "ill thought out" Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) reforms, NFU Scotland has warned.
Joint-ill is a perennial problem at calving time, with a variety of opportunistic bacterial pathogens capable of causing sporadic outbreaks.
One lucky new entrant will be offered the chance to get a foot on the farming ladder with the launch of a new starter unit in Caithness.
Scotland's cattle sector has been put on red alert after cattle scab was confirmed in the country for the first time in more than 30 years.
The ever-increasing boom in farmland prices could soon slow down, according to a leading land agent.
The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association is calling for a moratorium on all rent reviews until the dust settles on Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) reform and the government completes its review of agricultural holdings.
EU membership, the battle for convergence uplift and what currency farmers would be using in an independent Scotland were all up for discussion at a heated NFU Scotland debate in Stirling this week.
Farmers could be set for a higher profit in 2014, according to estimates from agri-consultancy Andersons.
Farmers could be left waiting for vital support payments in 2015 if the Scottish Government does not hurry up and make a decision on the format of the new basic payments scheme, a leading consultant has warned.
Suppliers who feel they are suffering unfair trading practices at the hands of the retailers must speak out rather than suffering in silence, the groceries code adjudicator has said.
There is still a "nuclear button" within the European Union which, if pressed could seriously delay Common Agricultural Policy reform.
The North Sea oil and gas industry is entering a hangover period after years of booming business, a leading energy financier has warned.
Supermarkets engaging in milk price wars must not put pressure on processors to cut the price paid to farmers, NFU Scotland has warned.
Intertek has increased its footprint in the Middle East energy market following the £40million acquisition of non-destructive testing specialist International Inspection Services (Inspec).
Longer-term contracts could be a game-changer for North Sea operators and service firms, according to the boss of Aberdeenshire-based pump and rotating equipment specialist Sulzer Wood.
Scots international law firm Pinsent Masons is on a mission to get more female lawyers in top positions at the company.
Scottish energy firms could miss out on the benefits of a vital trade deal between the US and Europe if Scotland becomes independent, the UK Government's consul in Houston has claimed.
Aberdeenshire marine safety specialist Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI) is creating 100 new jobs as it gears up to meet new maritime safety regulations coming into force in July this year.
Energy services giant Technip yesterday predicted strong growth for the year ahead with a backlog of orders worth £13.7billion.
European dairy giant Arla has hailed 2013 its most successful year yet with profits of £250million.
Private sector employment rose for the fourteenth month in a row in January, according to the latest Bank of Scotland purchasing managers' index.
Brazil is open for business and keen to attract investors as it pushes ahead to double its oil and gas production by 2020, industry executives said.