Farming

A state-of-the-art shed which will use cattle waste products to power a methane capturing system and grow indoor crops has received nearly £3 million from the UK Government through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP).

Walking and Talking trees with Andrew Whiteford of Burnfoot Farm

Andrew Whiteford will introduce us to Burnfoot Farm, a 3500 acre hill beef and sheep farm. He will talk about his family’s new venture into woodland creation and forest infrastructure, through the Forestry Grant Schemes Sheep and Trees grant. We'll discuss the initial thought process, the decision to plant trees, objectives, challenges and benefits to the business etc. There will also be a speaker from Scottish Forestry there to discuss funding and steps to woodland creation.

Listen to the latest episode of OnFarm podcast where a beef farmer Giles Henry talks about the sustainable farming practices. 

A new scheme aimed at promoting equality and providing more opportunities for women in Scottish agriculture has supported more than 750 trainees since its launch last year.

Projects which aim to boost food security in Scotland and address the biodiversity and climate crises will benefit from a major Scottish Government funding programme.

RSABI, the organisation which provides emotional, financial and practical support to people in Scottish agriculture, has launched a new helpline number – 0808 1234 555 - which is free to call.

The easy-to-remember freephone number will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round to ensure farmers, crofters and others involved in Scottish agriculture can access support at any time of day or night.

Environment Minister Mairi McAllan has responded to the UK Government Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill in a letter to Mr George Eustice MP and Mr Alister Jack MP. You can read it in full here.

Annual farm payment dates are to be brought forward to September, in an effort to support Scotland’s farmers with cash flow and the cost of living crisis. 

Scottish Parliament have passed the Good Food Nation bill after a Stage 3 debate.

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