Today on MFR Farming we reveal the row that's broken out about new plans from the Scottish Government to remove tax breaks for Sporting Estate owners and with TV star and farmer Jimmy Doherty, we take a look at Project Sunlight which aims to tackle the food waste/food poverty paradox.By MFR.
Farmer Adam Henson from BB TV’s ”Countryfile” is our guest today and along with Dairy Industry expert Ian Potter they look at the future for Dairy Farmers …Also in today’s programme we find out that new rules to stop so called “slipper farming” in Scotland may be too slack …By MFR.
New First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Holyrood Cabinet Reshuffle last week saw existing Rural affairs, Food and Environment Secretary – Richard Lochhead back in post with the same job as before … But first day back at the desk and he’s got some tough decisions and a bit of criticism to face …By MFR.
Scottish Rural Affairs, Environment and Food Secretary –Richard Lochhead took centre stage at Holyrood yesterday as he opened the debate on Scotland’s National Food and Drink Policy. Head of Scotland Food and Drink … James Withers joined us to explain exactly how important our farmers are in the whole success story.…
Today on MFR farming we look forward to tomorrow’s Agriscot event at Edinburgh and as well as finding out that 2014 has been the wettest year on record for Scotland, we try to clear up the confusion surrounding food labelling with my guest – TV presenter Jimmy Doherty.By MFR.
As we start a new week we take a look at items making the headlines for Farmers in MFR patchWe also take a look back to an NFU Scotland sponsored Renewables event which took place last week at Logie Estate, near ForresBy MFR.
Today it’s a mixed bag of news for our farmers …CAP Payments in December will be down –Grain prices have lifted a bit, but Ian Potter warns us that the future for dairy farmers is still very bleak …By MFR.
Today on MFR Farming we are highlighting the fact that some people throw food away and others are forced to go to food banks because theyt can’t afford to feed their families …TV Presenter and Farmer Jimmy Doherty is my guest giving us the facts behind the campaign …By MFR.
Today there’s a claim by market analysts that the newer discount supermarkets are good for Scottish Farmers and dairy industry expert Ian Potter joins me to look at the takeover of Dairy Crest by Muller Wiseman … Is it good for farmers?By MFR.
Today we’ve good news for pig farmers in the north plus the launch of the dyslexia working group designed to help farmers who struggle with paperwork and although the Easter Ross ploughing match has been cancelled, the Moray match goes ahead tomorrow … And late news in that Muller Wiseman have bought out Dairy Crest in an effort to turn around ...…
Today we’ve news about a controversial government report on declining bee numbers … also the reasons behind record grouse numbers on the moors this year and the marts are reporting arising lamb trade.By MFR.
Today we’ve news that Westminster Politicians are getting involved in the milk price crisis, parents want their children fed with local food at school and there’s notice of an event taking place tonight for all with land affected by the proposed dualling of the A96 …By MFR.
Today we take a look at the price trends for farmers and also find out from vet nurse Madeleine Pike that some pet owners have been giving their animals human medication with disastrous results …By MFR.
Always wanted to be a farmer but never had the time or money to do it?? Now everyone can have a go with the “Farming Simulator” game for your PC. Launched today for every would be farmer … It’s farming made easy without the smells and paperwork!!By MFR.
Today there’s news of a sudden turnaround in Oilseed prices and a change in tactics by farmers protesting at low milk prices … Also John Waite – Great British Bake Off Champion in 2012 is my special guest talking about the stress relieving qualities of doing your own baking …By MFR.
Today on MFR farming we look at the reasons behind a lift in grain prices and Olivia Midgley – Scottish Editor for The Farmers Guardian – joins us to explain some of the thinking behind the controversial report into on-farm pesticide use published this week …By MFR.
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