Incidents around operating heavy machinery is a key risk area within agriculture with 17 farmers and two farming children killed last year.
““Crofting is a way of life. Once it goes, there is no going back.”
“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
“These recommendations have the potential to create a more farmer-focused approach”
“One of the biggest challenges we face across the industry is the war for talent.”Dr Mark Lyons
“I want to make sure those farming on marginal land can go into the New Year with as much financial security as possible.”
Labour’s Rhoda Grant MSP Accuses the Scottish Government of Poor Planning for Dispersing Convergence Funding
Local MSP Rhoda Grant, Labour, has claimed that the assessment of who is to be eligible has been rushed.
The initial £80 million will be distributed to support active farming, with a focus on those who farm in marginal uplands, hill farms and island areas.
Staff Diverted to Brexit Related Legislation
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.