SCOTLAND'S EXCELLENT summer should have helped arable growers recover much of the productivity lost over recent rotten seasons, according to the latest official estimates of this year's cereal and oilseeds harvest.
For many producers, silage making has been a tricky task over the last few years, with many struggling to get decent yields let alone a decent quality of silage due some of the wettest summer months on record.
IT'S A 'View from the East', the Far East and East Lothian, this month, with the combines nearing completion in Ukraine and a visit to two global agri-investment conferences in Singapore to report on this month.
LAND PRICES and costs of production in all sectors of the industry have soared in recent years with the result few opportunities arise for anyone let alone the younger generation to farm in their own right.
IT'S THE old catch 22 again – crops are looking much better on the back of some benign weather conditions, which has boosted prospects of a better harvest and markets have reacted by invoking a sharp downturn in prices.