The Lancashire Limousin breeders who bought a bull at the centre of a high-profile breed registration crisis are to disperse their herd.
It’s a time of year I usually struggle with, which I willingly share in these pages because I’m keenly aware it is a feeling experienced by many, particularly in the farming community.
A national day of action is planned by the four UK farmers’ unions to counteract the misinformation and mistruths on farming and food production by those who want to do the industry down.
The Scottish Government has assured farmers and crofters it has no plans to end direct subsidy support to the sector.
Six agriculture trainees have been shortlisted in Lantra Scotland’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (Albas).
Sales of new tractors in Scotland were up 7.4% last year, according to the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA).
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The British food and farming industry has been told it needs to be totally transparent and behave as if it is being watched 365 days a year.
Insect farming could soon become commonplace in Scotland, according to Zero Waste Scotland, which has published a new how-to guide on the practice.
Hill farmers and crofters will soon receive payments through the Scottish Government’s Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) of loans.
More than 25 dairy farmers left the industry north of the border in 2019, according to the Scottish Dairy Cattle Association (SDCA).
English farmers will be paid for “public goods” such as protecting water and air quality, boosting wildlife and tackling climate change under new laws for agriculture.
The former head of agriculture at HSBC Bank has been appointed executive director of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS).
A major change of tack in the approach to promoting Scottish beef, lamb and pork is expected to be announced imminently by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Farmers and crofters are invited to the premiere of a short film highlighting the work being done to mitigate the impact of sea eagles on agriculture.
Farmers will be paid for “public goods” such as protecting water and air quality, boosting wildlife and tackling climate change under new laws for agriculture.
A Grantown beef farmer will feature in advertising in gyms and health clubs across Scotland as part of efforts to boost the credentials of the Scottish red meat sector.
The farmers’ union has called on the government to implement a national fuel exchange scheme which would uplift “problematic” diesel currently in farm tanks and replace it with alternative supplies.
Alterations to online land mapping systems and the appeals process are among a list of recommended changes to the way the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) is delivered over the next few years.
The number of Scottish cattle has declined in the past decade but farmers have become more efficient, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
A group of north-east dairy farmers are on the brink of securing their futures this week as they attempt to nail down the final details of a milk processing plant in Aberdeenshire.
UK arable farming could be decimated if climate change causes the collapse of a vital pattern of ocean currents, according to new research.
Farmers will be given employment advice at a series of events later this month.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has pledged to do more to get women involved in the organisation.
Grange ploughman Ian McDonald was crowned cream of the crop at the Grampian Supermatch.
Pig farmers are up in arms over a television programme scheduled to be shown by Channel 4 next week which shows animal activists committing criminal acts on farms.
Proposed trade deals between the UK and the US have heightened interest in United States agriculture. Nancy Nicolson visited the Midwest to find out more about farming across the pond
Growers are invited to find out more about a trial to grow organic oilseed rape in Scotland at a special event this month.
A new bill has been introduced in Westminster to ensure farmers and crofters continue to receive subsidies for the 2020 scheme year.
Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has confirmed hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken will not be allowed into the UK under any trade deal with the United States.
A new specialist bank for farmers will launch later this year.
Scottish farm leaders are on a mission to prove the industry’s green credentials ahead of a major climate change conference in Glasgow later this year.