Farmers have been urged to stay vigilant in the face of telephone scams after an Orkney producer was conned out of a five-figure sum.
Nothing less than a cast-iron guarantee that the Scottish Government will reinstate £65 million of Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) funding in 2020 and 2021 will satisfy industry politicians when Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing addresses NFU Scotland’s annual gathering in Glasgow tomorrow.
The Scottish Government’s spending plans for 2019/20 need to include policy support for farmers and the right financial tools to allow rural businesses to anticipate a prosperous future outside the EU, says NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Balbeggie farmer Ian Sands will stand for election as a vice-president of the farmers’ union.
Aberdeenshire farming stalwart Charlie Adam has thrown his hat into the ring as a vice-presidential candidate in the forthcoming NFU Scotland election.
Calves produced in dairy herds could help make up the shortfall in Scottish beef production and bolster abattoir throughput, a top level industry group has agreed.
The UK Government today pledged to protect farmers' incomes amid the uncertainty prompted by the UK's vote to leave the EU.
North-east Scotland's new Conservative MSPs have been accused of treating their roles like a "part-time job" after they failed to turn up to major constituency events.