Tags - Farming

Progress made on short-term clarity for Scotland’s farming sector


19 Jun 2020

Scotland’s farming sector welcomes the security provided by this short-term Bill but remain keen to advance discussions on a longer-term solution to develop a resilient, efficient and thriving sector...

Have you signed the NFU Food Standards Petition?

Blog Post

11 Jun 2020

Tracey Roan is our Regional Support Officer for Dumfries and Galloway in the South West. In her first blog for us, Tracey discusses NFU's Food Standards petition and why it is important.

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National campaign to encourage farmers to #KeepTalking


20 May 2020

A national #KeepTalking campaign, fronted by Perthshire farmer and TV comedian Jim Smith (pictured this week on his farm), is set to be launched this week by RSABI, the charity which supports people...

Dialogue key to rent review process


20 May 2020

Communication between landlords and tenants - especially in relation to the impact of Covid-19 - is vital when conducting rent reviews, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

Responding to a call from...

Second chance to protect UK food standards must not be missed


20 May 2020

MPs must not miss this crucial opportunity to prevent substandard imports from undercutting our own domestic food which is already produced to extremely high British farming standards, Scottish Land &...

Agricultural businesses urged to explore all financial options

Blog Post

18 May 2020

Graeme McNaughton, National Director for Barclays Agriculture, writes about the help available for agricultural businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

These are incredibly uncertain times for...

Substandard food imports remain a concern ahead of trade negotiations


14 May 2020

The failure to enshrine a commitment against substandard food imports into the UK is deeply disappointing, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The organisation made the comments following the third...

Extension to Farming Tenant’s Amnesty


13 May 2020

Following today’s passing of regulations by the Scottish Parliament to extend the amnesty on tenant’s improvements for a further six months to 12 December 2020, Scottish Land & Estates is echoing the...

UK Agriculture Bill needs enhanced consultation with devolved nations on trade commitments


12 May 2020

Devolved nations need to be properly consulted on World Trade Organisation (WTO) obligations which could negatively impact future farming policy, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

Ahead of the...

SLE urges the Scottish Parliament for more ambitious farming policy


6 May 2020

Now is the time for bold and ambitious leadership to set out a long-term plan for Scottish agriculture that benefits everyone says Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the organisation which represents...

Farmers fighting to feed the country see flytipping spike


9 Apr 2020

Scotland’s leading rural and environmental organisations have issued a statement in relation to the rise in fly-tipping during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Over the past few weeks, we have seen Scotland...

Psychological impact of farm crime

Blog Post

13 Feb 2020

A new anonymous research survey has been launched to gather data on the wider implications of farm crime across the UK. While many reports talk about the effect farm crime has on the financial and...