February 7, 2017

Future of Farming

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told farmers today that she will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe in the wake of Brexit. Speaking at the NFUS AGM, the First Minister confirmed Professor Russel Griggs will chair a group designed to ensure a profitable, sustainable and environmentally friendly future…

February 6, 2017

Common Agricultural Policy Update

Plans to introduce changes to “greening” rules, which improve the impact farming has on the environment, have been announced by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing. To read the full story, click here.

January 30, 2017

Protecting the Environment

Farmers, crofters and land managers can bid for a slice of a fund aimed at promoting low carbon farming and protecting the environment. Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing launched the latest round of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) today and revealed that rural businesses will have until March 31 to apply for the funding. To…

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