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Agribusiness News Audio July 2023

Along with our regular monthly updates on policy briefs, arable, beef, sheep and milk, in this edition we are also bringing you 2 sector overviews on potatoes and having bees on farmland. We will also be bringing you news on soil compaction and grassland yield loss and the Scottish Government’s progress report on the 2023 climate change plan.

00.49.:-News in Brief
02.22:-Policy Briefs –  Agricultural Reform Route Map; bracken control
07.20:-Arable – Wheat production falls from 2022 peak
10.48:-Beef – Fall in finished beef price
14.31:-Sheep – Adult slaughtering and exports increase
17.01:- Sector Focus – Potato update
22.11 :-Milk – 2023 output up from 2022
27.34:- Input costs – Soil compaction and grassland yield loss
33.17:- Management Matters – Climate progress report update
39.12:- Sector Focus – Having bees on farmland

FAS Resources

Other Links:

New conditions for farm support payments from 2025,

Response to the Climate Change Committee’s 2022 annual progress report

Just Transition and Land Use in agriculture,

Scottish Natural Capital Accounts for 2023,

Agricultural Reform Route Map to 2032,

10-year Food and Drink stability strategy

Vision for Agriculture.

Agricultural Reform Route Map

Calving Intervals in Scotland’s Cattle Population report


SASA website.

VESS Soil Chart

Technical note-Use of a sward lifter to improve grassland soil compaction.

Bee Base

Lorraine Johnston, SRUC Bee Advisor for Scotland,

SRUC Podcasts


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