“Naturally reared, climate friendly Scotch suckler bred beef needs to be differentiated from imports and dairy beef to give consumers a clear choice.” Jim Walker
“One of the biggest challenges we face across the industry is the war for talent.”Dr Mark Lyons
The long awaited Bews Report on the future funding of agriculture has been published. It recommends an extra €60 million (£51.4m) over the next two years for farmers.
“I am pleased to announce the launch of three pilot training programmes aimed at empowering women to be the best they can be”
“We are working hard to provide as much certainty to support farmers and crofters as we can. This money will provide a welcome cash injection to businesses and the wider rural economy. “
86% of Scotland’s farm land is designated as a ‘Less Favoured Area’.
Loan payments are expected to be made to eligible farmers from early October.
“EU citizens choosing to make Scotland their home also support rural communities and jobs, bringing essential labour to rural industries and supporting public services including healthcare and schools. “
Farmers are taking risks with their own personal safety often due to stress and financial pressures.
The report looks at farming in a wider context as part of an eco system and its interrelation with food.