Harvest 2018 has been better than expected, according to the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS).
Farming chiefs are calling for tougher punishments for livestock worriers following a sheep attack so violent the photographs of the aftermath are unpublishable.
A Scottish farmer has been left thousands of pounds out of pocket after falling victim to a convincing online scam known as “ghosting”.
Farm leaders welcomed news of a pilot visa scheme for seasonal farm workers but warned it falls far short of industry requirements.
Farmers and crofters have been told to prepare for a complete ban on the burning of plastics and most agricultural waste from the start of next year.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has called on the Scottish Government to pull out all the stops to ensure all outstanding 2017 farm subsidy payments are made as soon as possible.
The Scottish Government has failed to confirm whether applications for its New Entrants Capital Grant Scheme will be accepted after its final deadline on Friday.
Asda, the Co-operative and Waitrose have come under fire by NFU Scotland (NFUS) for failing to stock Scotch Lamb.
Harvest 2018 progress reports from across Scotland confirm an impending shortage of straw despite more farmers choosing to bale, rather than chop.
The number of livestock worrying incidents reported to Police Scotland increased by more than 50% in the spring.
The Scottish Government has launched a national loan scheme to administer farm subsidy support from early October.
A well-known pig farmer is this year’s recipient of NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) north-east region Unsung Hero award.
Scottish food producers have been warned they are at risk of being flattened by a “Brexit juggernaut”, which is hurtling towards them at full speed.
Farmers and crofters are being urged to take care of their mental health and seek help when they need it.
Farmers are being encouraged to plan ahead as part of a new straw and feed campaign launched by NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Central Scotland farmers have scooped the top awards in the James Hutton Institute’s (JHI) annual best soil competition.
More than £3,700 was raised for charity at a stockjudging evening organised in memory of the late Press and Journal farming editor, Joe Watson.
It’s an initiative which will beef up the north-east economy.
Access to land is the main barrier to new entrants to farming, claims a new report.
Livestock leaders of the UK’s farming unions are adamant that the UK Government must adopt a post-Brexit trade policy which prioritises tariff-free, frictionless access to European markets.
In uncertain times, taking stock can make good business sense.
Scottish Government has been accused of doing nothing to prepare for the dawn of a new era of agricultural policy once the UK leaves Europe next year.
A charity stockjudging event in memory of the late Press and Journal farming editor, Joe Watson, is set to take place next week.
Scottish beef producers will receive their share of Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme (SSBSS) payments worth £38 million in the next few weeks.
Andrew McCornick and his NFU Scotland (NFUS) team deserve a big pat on the back for providing leadership on a new Scottish agricultural policy post-Brexit. Their Steps to Change document has, if nothing else, kicked off a real debate on the future of farm support in Scotland.
Growers across Scotland are becoming increasingly frustrated by the stop-start approach to sowing after the delayed spring.
Scottish Government has given in to industry demands and made permanent changes to the rules of the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS).
NFU Scotland (NFUS) and Serco NorthLink Ferries have invited Defra Secretary Michael Gove to witness the live transport of animals from Shetland and Orkney to Aberdeen.
The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) has launched an attack on NFU Scotland (NFUS) accusing the union of having a “fundamental lack of understanding of crofting”.
Additional support for farmers and crofters is being considered by the Scottish Government in the wake of exceptionally bad weather, a lack of fodder and straw, and increased livestock losses.
The slow start to spring and the ongoing spell of wet, wintery weather is taking its toll on farms and crofts across the north and north-east.
Supermarket efforts to stock home-produced lamb in the run-up to Easter have been praised by farmers’ union NFU Scotland.