Councillors considered that the plan which has already seen a similar one refused on appeal, was overtly technical in nature.
Commercial insurer NFU Mutual has partnered with industry body Scotland Food and Drink to launch the third annual Inspirational Young Person Award.
The bird was found dead on a hillside prompting officers acting under warrant to search a number of properties on the Invercauld Estate.
Researchers have reported promising results which could have wider implications for human health.
The Whole Farm Benchmarks Tool allows farms to compare their performance with similar agricultural businesses throughout the country.
The fabrication firm's partnership sees it move into the agricultural construction sector.
An undercover investigation was carried out by Animal Equality UK at premises near Oldmeldrum.
Two years from the creation of a Taskforce to tackle the issue, problems continue to be reported by farmers and crofters.
Cold, dry conditions have produced excellent conditions for sowing spring crops but warmth and decent rain are now needed to kick start growth.
A top price of £37,000 achieved at the live online auction at Thainstone.
Katie Burns from Kilmaurs YFC takes over from Gemma Bruce from Udny JAC as the association's chairman.
A scheme that supports young people in agricultural activities has been recognised at this year's Rural Business Awards.