A leading Fife farmer has warned that the spate of tractor thefts in the area by organised criminal gangs has the potential to escalate into a “danger to life and limb”.
Farmers and crofters have been urged to prioritise filling out their Single Application Form (SAF) online before the May 15 deadline.
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.
Farmers and crofters will foot the bill for BSE testing of fallen stock from April 1.
Farming and meat trade leaders have united in condemning ‘a hugely damaging U-turn’ by the UK Government.
A new Scotch Beef “shelf-watch” campaign is to be run over the next few weeks to check which major retailers are supporting domestic supplies over imported products.
Farmers and crofters will soon receive loan offer letters for the Scottish Government’s National Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS).
Suggestions that other farm sectors should “carry the cost” of the cuts being made to the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) has been dismissed as “wholly unacceptable” by NFU Scotland’s director of policy, Jonnie Hall.
Alford farmer Charlie Adam was yesterday elected a vice-president of NFU Scotland.
Beavers, badgers and buzzards surpassed even Brexit as a bugbear for the Scottish farming industry at NFU Scotland’s annual conference yesterday when growers from across the country vented their frustration over what they see as a lack of wildlife management by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
Farm leaders yesterday called for certainty and clarity over the way in which industry will transition from the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) into post-Brexit policy.
A number of farmers and crofters participating in Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) have been sent warning letters in error.
Candidates in the running for NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) vice-presidential roles ended their 10-date tour campaign at Dingwall Mart on Wednesday evening.
Tenant farmers have been reminded to make use of a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to register any improvements eligible for compensation at waygo.
Farmers will no longer be stopped by police for using the northbound stretch of the AWPR.
An Aberdeenshire farmer in the running for one of the top jobs at NFU Scotland (NFUS) has pledged to cut back the scale of his business, if necessary, so he can commit 100% of his time to the job.
Farming lobbyists appeared to make some headway yesterday in their campaign to force the Scottish Government to maintain Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) at 100% of current levels.
Shepherding legend Sandy McKirdy has been named as the recipient of this year’s Stalwart Award by the Argyll and the Islands region of NFU Scotland (NFUS).
The failure of Westminster politicians to agree on an EU withdrawal plan prompted most rural leaders to reiterate their fears of a no-deal scenario and repeat demands for frictionless trade with Europe, equivalence in the standard of imports and access to seasonal and permanent workers.
Britain will not be able to feed itself without the help of seasonal non-UK labour after Brexit, according to the head of a farming union.
Dairy farmers will soon be asked for their views on the introduction of mandatory milk contracts with minimum standards.
A campaign highlighting the “huge distress” caused by dogs worrying livestock has been launched by police and partners in the rural community.
The Scottish Government has confirmed further cuts to Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments for the next two years.
Farm leaders have branded a campaign encouraging people to go vegan for January as misleading.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) is increasing its presence in the north.
The Scottish Dairy Hub will soon be run by NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Farmers and crofters are invited to attend a series of hustings next month ahead of NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) elections.
The ban on burning plastic on farms comes into force in just nine days’ time.
A controversial dual-country “belt and braces” approach to new farm legislation has been demanded by Scotland’s farmers’ union.
Scottish farm leaders yesterday launched an urgent call for an exemption from EU rules to try to prevent a 20% drop in Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) payments next year.
Farming leaders have launched appeals to festive food shoppers to buy Scottish when they do this year’s seasonal stock-up.
Farmers are being offered help to improve tree planting schemes to make them more effective at capturing airborne ammonia and reducing air pollution.