Scottish farm leaders yesterday launched an urgent call for an exemption from EU rules to try to prevent a 20% drop in Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments next year.
All agricultural workers must be paid at least £8.21 per hour from April 2019.
The Scottish Government has awarded more than £100,000 to Ringlink Scotland for a pilot scheme to roll-out its pre-apprenticeship programme across the country.
British blackcurrants could become a casualty of warmer winters as they may not get enough chilling to produce optimum yields and fruit quality.
Drones to monitor wildlife schemes and local advisers to help farmers with issues like welfare should be part of future farm regulation, a review suggests.
Farming leaders have launched appeals to festive food shoppers to buy Scottish when they do this year’s seasonal stock-up.
A reminder of the severe penalties farm pollution can incur has been issued by agricultural insurers, Farmers and Mercantile.
Tenant farming campaigners have expressed dismay that so few tenants have taken advantage of the one-off amnesty period for improvements.
Europe’s consumers will be eating less meat in 2030, according to the EU’s latest agricultural outlook report which shows poultry as the only meat set for a strong increase in demand.
Two sales at 20,000gns topped the Texel Select Seven event at Lanark while the breed’s inaugural Lanark Crackers sale was headed at 7,000gns.
Farmers are being offered help to improve tree planting schemes to make them more effective at capturing airborne ammonia and reducing air pollution.
The Scottish Government’s spending plans for 2019/20 need to include policy support for farmers and the right financial tools to allow rural businesses to anticipate a prosperous future outside the EU, says NFU Scotland (NFUS).
North-east farming company fined £40,000 for health and safety failures after worker left severely injured following fall
A north-east farming company has been fined £40,000 for breaches of health and safety legislation which led to an employee being hospitalised after he fell while installing an electricity cable.
The majority of farmers in New Zealand (NZ) believe agriculture should be taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) but, at the same time, most admit they don’t know the current emission rates for their own farms or what to do about them.
Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) chairman Jimmy Warnock is “100% certain” that the planning process for the 2019 Royal Highland Show is on track.
Allowing imports of chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry, according to AHDB.
Demand for cattle has been better than expected in recent weeks despite a sharp increase in feed costs, according to the latest quarterly market summary from Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).
A move to make beauty products using as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible is paying dividends for Angus farmer’s wife Michelle Porter.
Farmers have been urged to step up their vigilance for Bluetongue virus after the disease was found in three consignments of imported cattle from France.
Scottish breeders enjoyed success at the Christmas Stars sale of in-lamb pedigree Texels at Carlisle.
The go-ahead has been given for the development of a new £5 million conference and meetings structure at the Royal Highland Showground, replacing the existing MacRobert Pavilion in time for the 2020 show.
British lamb could soon be served in restaurants in India.
One of Scotland’s biggest ever pork marketing campaigns will kick off in the new year thanks to grant funding from the Scottish Government.
A 19-month, 603kg British Blue cross heifer took the prime cattle championship at Caithness Livestock Centre’s Christmas show and sale.
Farm leaders have hailed the UK Government’s decision to reject plans to reintroduce lynx into the Kielder Forest in Northumberland.
New cereals and oilseeds varieties with “remarkable untreated yields” feature in the latest AHDB Recommended Lists (RL).
Farmers and crofters have until the end of this month to submit applications for the Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme.
Dairy farmers who supply Muller on a non-aligned contract face a price cut at the start of next year.
The cost of pig meat production in Great Britain increased by 8% in 2017, rising to £1.37 per kg, according to a new report from AHDB Pork.
Farmers and butchers gathered at the Thainstone Centre, near Inverurie, for the Aberdeen Christmas Classic earlier this week.
Honours were evenly spread out at the 20th Black Beauty Bonanza which attracted an outstanding entry of more than 100 Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings from 30 herds from Clackmannan to Ross-shire.
Three days of British Showjumping at Inverurie’s Cabin Equestrian Centre culminated in the hotly contested North Trophy Show.