The devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF) on pork production in China continues to send shock waves around the world, alerting pig farmers everywhere to the enormous threat posed by the disease once it arrives in a new country.
Scottish beef producers have called for emergency government funding to safeguard the future of the Scotch Beef industry.
NFU Scotland has once more called on farmers to complain to the BBC if they are unhappy with its coverage of farming and the red meat industry.
A red meat crisis meeting has been called by NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) north-east office bearers to discuss current “unsustainable” beef prices and the pressures which are also being felt by sheep producers.
A land matching service has been launched by the Scottish Government with the aim of connecting potential new entrants into the industry with owners who have land available, backed by the provision of “unbiased guidance and support” for both parties.
The Scottish Parliament’s backing for tough new climate change targets “ramps up” the need for a step change in how Scottish agriculture is supported and how agricultural practices are undertaken, says NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Frustration is building on farms as the sowing of autumn crops is delayed and growers look for a break in the weather to complete 2019’s stop-start harvest.
Grain is mounting on Scottish farms as growers struggle to find a home for it – or a haulier to move it.
Industry leaders have welcomed a funding boost of £51.4 million for farmers and crofters following publication of the Bew Review Group recommendations.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has launched a survey to find out the permanent and seasonal staff needs of Scottish farm businesses.
Perthshire farmer Jim McLaren is the new chairman of NFU Mutual.
NFU Scotland has called for additional funding for the beef sector once the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) ends in 2021.
More than half of the lamb on sale in Scottish supermarkets visited by shoppers for NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) Shelfwatch survey was branded Scotch Lamb this month, compared to 45% at the same time last year.
Farmers and crofters have been told subsidy support loans will be made available to them regardless of the outcome of Brexit negotiations.
The farmers’ union has stepped up its demands on the Home Office for an expanded seasonal agricultural workers scheme and called for up to 80,000 permits to be issued as a matter of urgency.
NFU Scotland has accused the BBC of lacking balance in its national coverage of farming.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has called for improved country of origin (Coo) labelling on processed beef products.
A Scottish Government summit to address the continued decline in beef prices failed to find a solution to the sector’s woes.
The role of women in agriculture and whether special women-only agricultural training events and schemes are needed were debated at the Turriff Show yesterday.
A Scottish Government beef summit is to be chaired by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in the next few weeks, hard on the heels of this week’s NFU Scotland (NFUS) industry meeting in Inverurie.
As much as an extra £1 billion of farm support would come to Scotland if the proposed formula for divvying up UK agriculture funds outlined by Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee was applied to current budgets.
Farming leaders have called on all sectors of the beef industry to attend crisis talks on Monday.
The UK Government has assured farmers and crofters that widespread livestock culls are not being considered as part of contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit.
Urgent action is needed to reduce the number of deaths on Scottish farms and crofts, according to NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Scotland’s farming union has called on the Scottish Government to fill a funding shortfall for the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) as a matter of urgency.
Beef farm leaders have issued a series of stark warnings that the sector is in serious trouble that could get even worse unless urgent action is taken to improve producer returns.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) is hosting a series of dairy farmer meetings next week ahead of the launch of a government consultation into the future of milk contracts.
Any optimism that Westminster would press the EU to provide a bailout for the UK beef industry along the lines of the package agreed for Ireland was dashed at the Royal Highland Show by a visiting Defra minister.
Three-quarters of Scottish farmers haven’t undertaken any business planning around Brexit and more than half think the UK’s exit from Europe will have a negative impact on their business.
More than £16,000 was raised at a charity stockjudging event in memory of the late Press and Journal farming editor Joe Watson.
A blueprint for a climate change-compliant Scottish farming industry is expected to be produced in the next 12 months.
Uncertainty is stifling the agricultural industry and farmers have to fight for the sector in a way they have never done before.