January 29, 2020

Deer Management Review

A group tasked with reviewing deer management in Scotland has published its report. It is chaired by farmer and forester Andrew Barbour – a former Deer Commissioner for Scotland – and was tasked by the Scottish Government to make recommendations for changes that would ensure effective deer management, safeguard public interests and promote sustainability of…

January 13, 2020

Simplifying CAP

Simplicity, flexibility and consistency are at the heart of recommendations to improve how we support farming and food production in the future. A taskforce set up to look at changes to the way the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is delivered during the transition period 2021-2024 has recommended a number of improvements. These include changes to…

January 5, 2020

Supporting Innovation in Farming

A project which aims to keep calves with their mothers for longer is among those that will share more than £340,000 of investment. Awarded through the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF), the new funding will drive forward innovation in farming and food production and help businesses shift to a low carbon climate-resistant economy. To…