An international survey has been launched to gauge the impact the pandemic Covid-19 has had on women in the food and agriculture sector.
“Scotland’s lamb crop now sits at just over 3.32m – an increase of 2.1%.”
“With England’s decline more than offsetting the rise in Scotland, and GB slaughter numbers increasing 6% over last year between June and September, it highlights the potential supply tightening to come. “
The Beef Box Company : Scotch Beef Direct to Customers
McEwan Farms is a family run business based at West Mains of Colliston and is home to 1000 acres of owned land and 1600 acres of contract farmed land nearby.
Farmers Reflect on Changes to their Sector
Niall Campbell, regional manager for the North West of Scotland at the SAC and Rob Black, his Oban-based colleague, said that the combination of the global pandemic and leaving the EU has prompted people to think differently.
Improving Tractor Safety: Download the App
Incidents around operating heavy machinery is a key risk area within agriculture with 17 farmers and two farming children killed last year.
Diversity, Racism and Inclusion in the Agriculture Sector
“Many people feel you have to conform to a stereotype in order to fit into agriculture, this really isn’t true.” Matt Naylor
US Trade Deal is a “threat to our local food and drink industry”
“It’s absolutely clear that the overwhelming majority of people in Scotland do not want to see chlorine chicken, hormone-injected meat or vegetables riddled in pesticides on our supermarket shelves.”
“Every single Scottish Conservative MP voted for you to eat ractopamine pork”
In Plain Sight
“Ractopamine is an asthma drug which, when fed to pigs, causes growth spurts. Canada, EU, China & Russia have banned it for human consumption, as it’s too dangerous.”
Are Our Food Standards and Farming Industry Under Threat of a ‘Stack it high, Sell it low’ Mindset ?
“We must maintain our integrity throughout everything that we do—environmental standards, animal health and welfare and so on.” Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy for NFU Scotland