Payments worth more than £300 million will start arriving in the bank accounts of farmers and crofters today.
A new, independent commission, being launched today, will examine how the economic performance of Scotland’s rural areas can be improved.
The Scottish Government last night announced plans for a new £250,000 fund to help farmers and crofters offset the cost of retrieving fallen livestock.
Members of the public have been asked to “act responsibly” when walking their dogs in the countryside.
Opposition MSPs have united to block plans to bring forestry under the direct control of the Scottish Government.
Up to 60 jobs could be created in a north-east town as part of a massive investment into fish processing.
More than 2,500 acres of publicly-owned land are to be made available to set up around 50 start-up units aimed at helping would-be farmers to get a foot on the first rung of the farming ladder.
Defra’s plan to focus post-Brexit farm funding on environmental projects was yesterday condemned as a “green screen” devised solely to enable the Treasury to withdraw direct support for food production.
The importance of access to an EU migrant workforce was highlighted by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing during a visit to one of Scotland’s largest egg producers.
No plans have been drawn up for post-Brexit farm payments, the Scottish Government has admitted, leading to accusations of a “dereliction of duty”.
The Scottish Government has spoken out against UK Government plans to ban all live exports of livestock.
Laurencekirk-based co-operative Ringlink yesterday secured £39,000 of government funding to expand its farm apprentice programme and create a training template which can be rolled out across Scotland.
Farmers and crofters have 15 days left to apply for subsidy support through the 2017 BPS loan scheme.
The Scottish Government is to offer free feed budgeting advice to livestock farmers in the wake of fodder shortages and rising straw prices.
An international supermarket has launched a new programme to try to give up-and-coming food and drink companies in Scotland the chance to secure their big break.
Up to 20 jobs will be created in a north-east town as part of a £600,000 investment into fish processing.
A £2million funding package for superfast broadband in Aberdeen has been announced by the Scottish Government.
A new weather advisory panel for the agricultural sector is to be established, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing revealed at AgriScot.
Farm subsidy payment loans totalling £254million will start to arrive in bank accounts this week, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed.
Scottish farmers have been robbed of £160m in EU convergence payments by the UK Government, Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing has told the SNP conference.
Scotland will exceed its target of connecting 95% of homes to superfast broadband, according to connectivity secretary Fergus Ewing.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has pledged to do all he can to ensure women have the same rights and opportunities as men in farming.
More than a year has passed since Fergus Ewing was appointed cabinet secretary for the rural economy in the Scottish Government.
Scotland’s newest ice plant was officially opened by Rural Economy and Connectivity Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing yesterday.
Scotland’s fishing fleet will be forced to land more of its catch into “home” ports under new proposals unveiled by the Scottish Government.
The lack of a Highlands representative on the Scottish Government’s rural council has been criticised by Labour MSP Rhoda Grant.
Government and farming industry patience has finally expired with beef producers who are failing to clean up herds infected with the scourge of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD).
The proportion of farm subsidy funds going into rural development schemes will remain the same this year.
The Scottish beef industry received a welcome boost today with news the country’s Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) status has been reduced to the lowest risk level available.
Theresa May launched a fierce attack on the Scottish Government yesterday as new Tory Andrew Bowie accused the SNP of "failing rural Scotland".
Scottish Government has failed to meet an EU deadline to pay the majority of farm subsidy payments by the end of June.
Scotland’s fishing fleet could be in line for substantial quota increases next year, if bureaucrats follow the latest recommendations of scientists.