DETAILS on how to apply to the Scottish Government’s floodbank restoration scheme have been announced and NFU Scotland is encouraging flood-hit farmers to apply to the £1m fund.
Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 at 11:59AM
AN AMBITIOUS action plan to help organic food and farming build a more sustainable future, regenerate the rural economy and conserve biodiversity and natural resources in Scotland has been launched.
Wednesday, 03 February, 2016 at 3:27PM
THE ongoing failure of the Scottish government’s system for delivering support means it is unable to tell farmers whether their applications to the 2015 agri-environment schemes have succeeded.
Wednesday, 27 January, 2016 at 2:10PM
NFU Scotland is to use its series of regional AGMs and its forthcoming national AGM to discuss the landmark Land Reform Bill with its membership.
Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 at 10:27AM
SOIL Association Scotland and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) are running a free, hands-on soils event for all farmers in Glenluce next Wednesday, January 23.
Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 at 11:01AM
MANY farmers will now have their first insight into the estimated value of their new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements for this year and coming years.
Wednesday, 06 January, 2016 at 11:08AM
A PILOT poster campaign urging dog walkers to clean up after their pets has more than halved the incidence of dog fouling on agricultural land.
Wednesday, 30 December, 2015 at 11:58AM
YOU are never too old to learn at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) Barony Campus and paying testament to this is John Maxwell,74, of Netherwood Farm, Dumfries.
Wednesday, 23 December, 2015 at 9:17AM
THE Scottish Government’s Land Reform Bill needs strengthening in key areas to deliver on its radical ambitions, says a report by the rural affairs, climate change and environment committee.
Wednesday, 16 December, 2015 at 9:57AM
THE uniqueness of agriculture has been highlighted to world leaders at an international summit.
Wednesday, 09 December, 2015 at 9:45AM
EVERYONE living in Scotland’s countryside is being urged by NFU Scotland to take up the offer of a free home fire safety check this winter.
Wednesday, 02 December, 2015 at 4:04PM
SCOTLAND is well equipped to improve the lives of rural communities, according to a rural society expert.
Wednesday, 02 December, 2015 at 3:47PM
FARMERS face a payment run lottery after the Scottish government announced its plans for delivering CAP support.
Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 at 11:39AM
THE 36th edition of the Farm Management Handbook has just been published.
Wednesday, 18 November, 2015 at 11:06AM
NEWTON Stewart dairy farmer Iain Service will open his doors to farmers and the renewables community tomorrow.
Wednesday, 11 November, 2015 at 11:14AM
LIVESTOCK research, cross compliance and animal disease are among the topics being discussed at NFU Scotland’s livestock roadshow in the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries on November 23.
Wednesday, 04 November, 2015 at 2:11PM
ALMOST a quarter of ewes tested for Maedi Visna (MV) by SAC Consulting veterinary services are carrying the disease.
Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 at 10:24AM
FARMING is the bedrock of Dumfries and Galloway's rural economy.
Wednesday, 21 October, 2015 at 9:24AM
LANGHOLM farmer Jim Robertson of the Becks made the second-highest price of the day with a shearling by Catslack Simpson at the annual show and sale of Cheviot hill rams at H&H's Lockerbie mart.
Wednesday, 14 October, 2015 at 11:27AM
NFU Scotland has used a national conference on Scottish hill farming to recognise the invaluable contribution made by the sector.
Wednesday, 07 October, 2015 at 2:12PM