The news that the UK Government is set to better regulate contracts has been welcomed by bodies’ such as Diary UK and the NFU, as more formal pricing mechanisms were favoured by respondents.
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Abattoirs across the UK are facing the challenge too, with Scotland's biggest slaughterhouse forced to suspend work.
The plea comes after the SAMW Annual Conference in April at which there was concern over declining livestock numbers in Scotland.
UK farmers will have to earn subsidies after Brexit through sustainable practices, Michael Gove, the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced yesterday.
European Parliament ministers have failed to reach a resolution over relicensing the controversial herbicide glyphosate once again.
Representatives from the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) have arrived in Belgium to argue the case for a controversial herbicide as the EU decides its future.
The EU Parliament has failed to agree to renew the licence for the sale of glyphosate, an active ingredient in many domestic and industrial herbicides. Some even called for it to be banned entirely by 2022.
NFU Scotland are urging farmers to get proactive tackling infectious lung cancer in their flock.
Around 11,300 Scottish farmers and crofters are set to benefit from a £42 million funding extension, as the UK Government announced it would guarantee EU funding to support hill farmers for another year.
The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee question the Scottish Government on the progress being made with the CAP Futures programme on 10 May.
New Food brings you the reaction from the National Farmers' Union Scotland.