Last year’s HSE Health and Safety in Agriculture report stated that there were 33 fatal injuries to workers in agriculture in 2014/2015.Read the full story ›
Farmers in Dumfries and Galloway have been giving their reactions to the EU referendum vote and the future of their industry.
Dumfries auction mart director John Thomson said that the thought of a border between Scotland and England would be very disturbing for farmers.
Farmers were at a livestock sale in Dumfries, one of the first to take place since the the outcome of last week's vote.
Most said they were unsure about the impact it would have on farming but they wouldn't support the idea of a second independence referendum for Scotland.
The deadline for EU states, including the Scottish Government, to make Common Agricultural Policy payments to farmers has been extended.Read the full story ›
Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in our region, and the EU is the world's biggest agricultural trader.Read the full story ›
Audit Scotland has released a damning report into the way the Scottish Government processed CAP payments for farmers.Read the full story ›
Organisers of ScotGrass, which took place in Dumfries on Wednesday, say the event was a huge success.
More than 5,000 farmers from across the UK travelled to the Crichton Royal Farm to learn about the latest technologies and techniques used in grass production.
The event was also a boost to the local economy, with hotels and restaurants noticing a rise in trade over the past few days.
Lori Carnochan was at the event:
Around 5000 farmers from across the UK arrived at the Crichton Farm in Dumfries today, to learn about grass production.
The event, ScotGrass, is held every three years to showcase the latest technology and equipment for working with grass.
It's a chance for farmers to learn how they can save, and make more money during tough times in the agriculture industry.
Farmers in Cumbria are urging the Rural Payments Agency to issue grants to flood-hit farms as soon as possible.Read the full story ›
Former Rural Affairs Secretary Owen Paterson has been trying to persuade Cumbrian farmers to vote to Leave the European Union.Read the full story ›