Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
PRODUCTIVE FARMING in the UK must not be shackled by unnecessary restrictions on pesticide use as Defra seeks to implement the reformed Common Agricultural Policy's 'greening' measures.
A WILDLIFE charity has called for the maximum amount of CAP cash to be taken from direct payments to farmers and moved to the rural development pot, where it can fund more environmental projects.
EDINBURGH Napier University lecturer Dr Mary Fraser has won a prestigious scholarship to investigate the potential impact of the Schmallenberg livestock virus on Scottish farmers.
SCOTLAND'S CROFTERS are being stalked by so-called 'professional advisers' who are telling them that voluntary registration of crofts is now compulsory - a claim that is not strictly true.
NEW EU animal health laws could hold the key to easing the compulsory requirement to electronically tag sheep.
Bob Carruth, NFUS communications director
Alex Fergusson, Conservative MSP
Jim McLaren, QMS chairman
More THAN 80 Young Farmers were present as the east region agri and rural affairs group ended their 2013 calendar with a visit to ABP Perth.
THE EAST region young farmers held their annual go-karting competition on Sunday, November 10, at Newbridge.
TOM GRAHAM, the former MacRobert Trust farm manager who made a huge contribution to both North-east agriculture and his local community, has died at the age of 88.
ONE OF Scotland's finest stockmen, Ewen MacPherson, of Mill Farm House, Benderloch, passed away recently and, in usual fashion, did so on his own terms even after a long illness.
WELL-KNOWN Angus farmer, livestock agent and haulier Arthur McEwan has died only four months after celebrating his 65th wedding anniversary and at the age of 91.
ALASTAIR LYBURN, well-known Strathmore farmer and sports enthusiast, died recently at the age of 83.
JOHN FRAZIER was always a man of vision.