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The Scottish Government has been slammed for threatening the livelihoods of farmers after Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing demanded Scotland’s ban on growing genetically modified (GM) crops be retained post-Brexit.
Continued unsettled weather over the last fortnight, with heavy rain at times, has caused disruption in harvest progress across most of the UK. Where combines have been active, crop yields have been somewhat variable.
A leading trade association has slammed the European Commission for sitting on a two-year old report which showed crop-based biofuels could reduce emissions of dangerous pollutants and boost car engine performance.
There are positive signs of a future farming policy starting to emerge, with a recognition of what the farming industry needs, according to Thomson Snell and Passmore head of agricultural and rural affairs Sue Lister.
With farmers wanting more practical agricultural knowledge from the people they work with in the banking sector, Alex Black visited a HSBC Banking for Farming course to see how they are training their staff
The convenience of being able to alter tyre pressures while on the go, to ensure the correct operating pressures for field or road work, is now a reality with a retro-fit central tyre inflation system.