Scots food and drink producers could miss out on countless export opportunities if Scotland becomes an independent country, according to UK Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.
NFU Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to adopt all the flexibility rules available to it when implementing the new Common Agricultural Policy (Cap).
Scottish agriculture would have won the “Euro billions jackpot” as an independent country in the latest round of Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) negotiations, according to Alex Salmond.
A full cattle EID system should be implemented in Scotland as soon as possible, according to Quality Meat Scotland chairman Jim McLaren.
Early tatties grown in Ayrshire could soon be given special European protected status to protect them from imitation.
Negotiations are underway to start exporting British beef and lamb to China - a deal which could be worth around £120million.
A renowned sheep breeding family from the north-east has won the prestigious Future Farming Award.
Lending to Scottish farm businesses is likely to increase further this year, according to the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Scotland's meat processing companies could face another challenging year, although the prospect may be brighter for farmers, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
One of Scotland’s best known pedigree cattle and sheep breeders has been left facing a 78% increase in farm rent following a decision made by the Land Court.
In an exclusive interview for the Press and Journal at last week's Cereals Event in Cambridgeshire,head of the HGCA's recommended lists Simon Oxley gave an insight into alternative varieties for north-east Scotland's wheat and barley growers.
The Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) package I announced last week is, I believe, the very best that is possible for Scotland under the extremely difficult circumstances we find ourselves in.
Eleven pieces of farm kit were recognised in the inaugural International Machinery Manufacturer's Awards (IMMA) announced at the Cereals Event held earlier this week in Cambridgeshire.
In a stark warning to UK farmers, three national industry bodies have warned that EU "over-regulation" is causing UK food production to flat-line.
There will be very few real winners in the new regime and the decision to use a third region in the rough grazing area will go a long way to cut back on over compensating the less active farmers.
Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) is fully supportive of efforts to ensure that the support goes to active farmers and the last thing the industry needs is another slipper farmer issue.
I am very encouraged by the Cabinet Secretary’s recognition of the vulnerability of the Scottish beef industry in the face of significant Cap reform and his adoption of a five-year transition period gives the industry valuable time to adjust.
After thinking about it, the Cabinet Secretary's announcement comes as a big relief.
Details of how the Scottish Government will distribute farm subsidy support over the next five years have been met with mixed reaction by farmers in the north and north-east.
The Cap measures announced by Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead on Wednesday have been broadly welcomed by industry experts.
The recently formed Scottish Beef Association (SBA) is to hold its first specialist event next spring.
Scottish landowners have pledged to consider the productive capacity of a farm during rent negotiations with tenant farmers.
Young farmers from across the country are warming up for the biggest event in their annual calendar.
At last, we have the first decisions from the Scottish Government as to how it will implement last summer’s Cap 2015 package though we still await much detail.
For many farmers the prospect of trying something new is daunting to say the least.
The Scottish Government announcement on Cap reform has moved farmers closer to knowing what payments they will be entitled to from 2015 onwards.
The dust is settling on the major decisions around implementation of the new Cap regime in Scotland and the headlines will generate more questions than answers.
The Scottish Government has opted for a three-region payments model, despite originally proposing a two-region system.
North-east farmers will meet with shoppers in and about Aberdeen on Saturday to promote the benefits of buying Scotch Beef.
The majority of farmers believe land values will fall should Scotland become an independent country, reveals a Savills survey.
Feeding chickens on a special diet with lemon and thyme boosts growth rates and creates a more succulent breast, according to Scots researchers.
Farmers in the north-east will be nearly £24million worse off by 2019 under the new European farm subsidies regime.