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Agribusiness News Audio July 2024: A spotlight on local food supply chains, whole farm plans, artificial intelligence and the Bluetongue virus

Along with our regular monthly updates on policy briefs, arable, beef, sheep and milk, In this edition we are also bringing you sector overviews on local food supply chains and whole farm plans. We will also be bringing you news on artificial Intelligence and the Bluetongue virus.

0:40 News in Brief
2:44 Policy Briefs – Ag Bill, Natural Capital Markets Framework, wide loads
7:23 Arable- Weather sees market upturn, surplus of feed barley.
11:30 Beef – Slow retail demand, variable prices.
14:45 Sheep – Exceptional hogg and early lamb trade, fewer lambs this season
18:15  Sector Focus – Local food supply chains.
22:50 Milk – Lower per cow yield and output causing product stock concern.
27:49 Inputs – AI – servant or master?
34:00 Management Matters – Bluetongue virus
38:45 Sector focus – Whole Farm Plans

FAS Resources

Agribusiness News July 2024 | Information helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Other Links:

2022 greenhouse gas emissions for Scotland

Developing a natural capital market framework: survey

Application for Agricultural Vehicles Dispensation


Post: Abnormal Loads Team at Detroit Road, Glenrothes, KY8 2RJ.

Sustainable and Regenerative Farming, National Good Food Nation Plan

Local Food for Everyone strategy report

Local food for everyone consultation report (2021)

CRISPr gene editing

Bluetongue Virus

clinical signs and differential diagnoses: 

Rural payments – whole farm plan

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