A new weather advisory panel for the agricultural sector is to be established, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing revealed at AgriScot.
A new weather advisory panel for the agricultural sector has been established to help farmers and crofters respond to challenging conditions.
The UK Government is being urged to "come clean" on its plans for the fishing industry after Brexit, as ministers prepare for "difficult" quota talks.
Farmers will receive payments worth £254 million this week as part of a loan scheme brought in after delays to European subsidies.
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.
The Scottish Government has announced urgent action to help bakers and shortbread makers in the wake of a butter shortage.
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.
Tories have challenged Holyrood ministers to "walk the walk and get results" for more locally sourced food to be served up in Scotland's schools and hospitals.
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 Rural Economy Secretary has accused the UK Government of being "disrespectful" to fishermen over post-Brexit funding.
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.
A consultation on how to make crofting laws "fit for purpose" has been launched by the Scottish Government.
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.
More than one in 10 Scottish farmers have still not received EU farm payments as the deadline looms.
One in five farmers have still not received their EU subsidies with less than a week to go before the deadline, rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed.
The time for talking is over - that was the response of farming politicians on the opening day of the Royal Highland Show after the Scottish Government announced the formation of yet another rural talking shop on Brexit.
Scotland's rural and environment ministers Fergus Ewing and Roseanna Cunningham have demanded a seat at the Brexit negotiating table.
Scotland's food and drink exports have grown by more than 10% in a year, according to new figures.
The Scottish Government is facing mounting pressure to publish an internal report into its troubled farm payments IT system.
Scottish Government's beleaguered farm payments IT system is unlikely to be fully functional until next year at the earliest, according to an Audit Scotland report published today .
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing yesterday said the UK Government's failure to deliver Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) convergence uplift monies was costing Scottish hill farmers up to £14,000 each over a six-year period.
Scottish Government yesterday said it accepted the findings of a report into the future of the sheep sector, nine months after it was published.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has been accused of breaching purdah rules by announcing funding for crofters less than two weeks before last month's local council elections.