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Focus on roles for women in agriculture

March 16, 2019

An equality charter for Scottish agriculture to help develop fresh opportunities for women is to be rolled out this year in response to initial findings by a Scottish Government taskforce.

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Apply seed at variable rates boost

March 16, 2019

Farmers using Väderstad Rapid trailed drills who want to apply seed and fertiliser at variable rates within fields can now do so without needing ISOBUS electronics thanks to new controller software.

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Barbara’s growth spurt as pumpkins farmer

March 16, 2019

A farmer’s wife and mum-of-three from Glenurquhart, near Inverness, is gearing up for her second season of growing pumpkins after being the first to establish a pick-your-own pumpkin patch in the Highlands.

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Supermarkets praised for use of UK products

March 15, 2019

NFU Scotland’s secret beef shoppers have given the majority of the country’s supermarkets a vote of confidence for stocking home-reared products, with only a couple of retailers identified as needing to improve their sourcing.

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Call for major inquiry into land tenure system

March 15, 2019

A call has been issued for a major inquiry to be conducted into Scotland’s land tenure system to address the shortcomings of the agricultural holdings legislation included in the country’s 2016 Land Reform Act.

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Wishart fighting case for crofting

March 11, 2019

Crofting is the “lifeblood” of island communities and must be taken into account as part of any future post-Brexit policy, claims the chairman of Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee, Pete Wishart.

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‘Next generation of talent’ gets moment in spotlight

March 9, 2019

Aquaculture apprentice Janis Brivkalns from Dunoon and agriculture apprentice Amy Park from Hawick have been declared joint overall winners of Lantra Scotland’s 2019 Learner of the Year Awards, the first time the competition’s top honour has been shared.

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Agricultural leases covered by new code

March 8, 2019

A new code of practice for agreeing and managing agricultural leases has been issued by Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, following full consultation with the country’s farming and landowning organisations.

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