A national day of action is planned by the four UK farmers’ unions to counteract the misinformation and mistruths on farming and food production by those who want to do the industry down.
The farmers’ union has called on the government to implement a national fuel exchange scheme which would uplift “problematic” diesel currently in farm tanks and replace it with alternative supplies.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has pledged to do more to get women involved in the organisation.
Scottish farm leaders are on a mission to prove the industry’s green credentials ahead of a major climate change conference in Glasgow later this year.
The establishment of a farm-to-fork supply chain that would guarantee fair returns for everyone involved in the Scottish beef industry is being explored by NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Farm leaders have set up a forum to help resolve issues relating to rents for mobile phone masts and broadband apparatus.
Growers are being given an extra month to submit their water abstraction returns to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa).
NFU Scotland officials (NFUS) are preparing to travel to Westminster at the beginning of next year to engage with newly-elected MPs and government ministers.
The amount of cereals grown by Scottish farmers was up 22% this year to the highest level since 2015, according to Scottish Government figures.
Farm leaders yesterday called on the newly elected Conservative majority UK Government to take steps to end the Brexit uncertainty which has been hanging over the sector for more than two years.
Growers are being reminded to submit their water abstraction returns to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency by December 31.
NFUS vice-president Martin Kennedy is urging farmers to support rural charity RSABI (formerly the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution).
Land reform and holding retailers to account on pricing transparency were among the subjects fiercely debated at an NFU Scotland (NFUS) election hustings in Inverurie last night.
Farmers experiencing fuel problems are being encouraged to keep receipts for repair work and contact their MSPs to raise the issue.
Farmers and crofters are being urged to alert NFU Scotland (NFUS) of any advertising with inaccurate claims about the agricultural industry.
Fuel processing giant Petroineos is to reduce the volume of biodiesel in its fuel.
The fuel crisis that is causing clogged diesel filters on tractors, lorries and other machinery appears to be getting worse on Scottish farms.
The farmers’ union has called for an urgent derogation on the inclusion of biofuel in diesel after insisting farmers and crofters are facing a crisis because of serious issues with agricultural machinery.
Rural Affairs Minister Fergus Ewing is likely to face close questioning at his next meeting with NFU Scotland after the surreptitious disappearance of £154.76 million from the government’s Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) Pillar 2 budget.
The farmers’ union has issued a 10-point manifesto setting out Scottish agriculture’s priorities ahead of the general election.
The Scottish potato harvest is complete “as near as makes no difference” but there’s now a real risk that the 11% of the UK crop which is still in the ground will need to be written off.
NFU Scotland (NFUS) has signed up as a partner in an initiative to promote and encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the UK farming industry.
The need to seek help and advice was the key message emerging from NFU Scotland’s first mental health conference organised by the union’s north-east region at Inverurie.
A campaign to make Scotch Lamb the national dish for St Andrew’s Day celebrations is gaining support across the country.
The first tranche of the long-awaited European convergence cash will be distributed to active farmers via a complex formula, the detail of which is still being worked out by the Scottish Government.
Farm leaders have called for a UK-wide emergency support package for beef producers.
Nominations are sought for the role of vice-president at NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Police believe a blaze that destroyed an Aberdeenshire barn was started deliberately.
NFU Scotland has issued an invitation to farmers to attend the first mental health conference in the north-east next month.
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.