The future of lifeline support to Scotland’s hills and uplands was top of the agenda when the Cabinet Secretary met with NFU Scotland.
Amongst the new measures to the Forestry Grant Scheme, is a doubling of the payment for expanding native woodland through natural regeneration.
Importation of egg products into the UK will be from systems of production that are banned in the UK.
More than 120 participants attended the Monitor Farm Scotland lamb selection event at United Auctions Huntly, including a sizeable young contingent.
The Robertson family from Fodderletter, Tomintoul saw a championship win for their February-born Limousin cross bullock.
A Limousin cross heifer from Wilson Peters, Cuilt Farmhouse, Monzie stood overall champion at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic at Thainstone.
The Scottish agriculture sector requires future funding certainty due to the long term nature of investment decisions and long lead-in time.
A new project will develop solutions that increase the productivity of livestock systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
Attendees will be given the opportunity to have a check-up, including blood pressure, early diabetes detection and cholesterol testing.
The Next Generation and Women in Agriculture Practical Training Funds will provide applicants with £500 to help pay for practical training courses.
NFU Scotland is looking to UK and Scottish Governments for food labelling changes to underpin the nation’s food security.
Levy payers can hear how Quality Meat Scotland will deliver its five-year strategy at events in Dingwall, Inverurie and Thurso.
Agri and Rural Affairs Conference attendees travelled from across Scotland to discuss the theme of sustainability in agriculture.