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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
farmingscotland.com has now been publishing a monthly magazine for a decade
Nomination – Scottish Magazine Awards
Eilidh MacPherson is honoured to have been nominated as Feature Writer of the Year in the Scottish Magazine Awards. The Award ceremony takes place on December 1st at the Raddison Hotel in Glasgow.
Long ago that was a handshake and a nod. No-one else involved and an understanding both boss and man could walk apart and that was that.
In many respects it worked. Paperwork was non-existent and the look in both men’s eyes – all they needed to know if the deal struck, was going to work.
developments and stay ahead of the game.
Chinese market for Scottish seed potato growers but Nuffield scholar, Peter Grewar, has no illusions on that prospect. “The Chinese only want one thing and that is access to the knowledge and expertise that we have.
I see no benefit from going into that market, they just want the technology.”
He pointed out that the Chinese do not recognise Plant Breeder Rights and this means they can multiply up varieties bred elsewhere without paying any recompense to the original breeder.
beef and sheep farmers make better use of grass and forage. Two “Grassland Development Farms” have been established.
These farms will provide the focus for the project and will host 3-4 meetings a year.
Education Institution a year ago this month, and is taking time to reflect on the past year.