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The Rural Roundup

The Rural Roundup

The Rural Roundup is Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service’s regular Podcast, hosted by Kerry Hammond,  featuring a roundup of the latest news, information and opinions from some of our other Podcast show hosts.

Listen to find out what new information, events and resources are available through the FAS website, and get to know someone working in Industry with our short segment “What’s on your desk?”

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Latest Episode:

In this fortnight’s edition we get the latest news from Tiffany MacTaggart, who is joined by Robert Ramsay and George Chalmers to discuss what’s happening in the agricultural sector, I (Kerry Hammond) bring you the latest useful resources and events from the Farm Advisory Service, and I talk to Calum Johnston about some exciting bonus content he has been creating for future Rural Roundup episodes.

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Previous Episodes:

In this fortnight’s edition we get the latest news from Tiffany MacTaggart and are joined by George Chalmers and Robert Ramsay to talk about sheep and beef support schemes and AgriScot. We also get an insight into what’s on Lorna MacPherson's desk.

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In this fortnight’s edition we get the latest news from Tiffany MacTaggart, and are joined by George Chalmers and Robert Ramsay to talk about soils and fertilisers. Janette Sutherland is here to give an update on her personal development bookclub, and Amy Burton from Azets Accountants and Consultancy gives us an insight onto what’s on her desk.

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In this fortnight’s edition of Rural Roundup we get the latest news from Tiffany Mactaggart. Robert Ramsay and George Chalmers discuss the energy crisis and we hear all about Janette Sutherland’s virtual book club before finishing with ‘What’s On Your Desk Sascha Grierson?’ Read More >>

In this fortnight’s edition of the Rural Roundup, we get the latest news from Tiffany Mactaggart and we speak to Sascha Grierson and Mark Bowsher-Gibbs about the benefits of the new Quick FAS tool, as well as how to get the best outcome for your crop. We bring you a highlight from the latest Natural Capital podcast, where Stan Phillips and Helen Bibby discuss Scotland’s Rainforests. Finally, we speak to Iain Boyd and ask him ‘What’s on your desk?’ Read More >>

 

Along with the regular updates from Tiffany Mactaggart, George Chalmers and Robert Ramsay discuss harvest and the upcoming calf sales. We hear from Margo McGill, a specialist in agricultural law from Lockharts Law, and ask her 'What's on your desk?' Read More >>

In this fortnight’s edition of the Rural Roundup we get the latest news from Tiffany Mactaggart, we speak to George Chalmers and Robert Ramsay about harvest progress and how the dry weather has affected crops and grass. Sascha Grierson and Finlay Ross introduce us to the new Quick FAS feature and we speak to Hamish Logan from Savills to ask him what’s on his desk? Read More >>

In this episode Tiffany Mactaggart covers the latest news and we hear from George Chalmers and Robert Ramsay as they discuss this year's harvest. We highlight some other great podcasts delivered by the Farm Advisory Service, and we ask Brady Stevens 'What's on your desk?' Read More >>

In this fortnight’s edition of the rural roundup we get the latest news from Tiffany Mactaggart and we speak to George Chalmers and Robert Ramsay about regenerative agriculture and organics. We hear about the latest instalment of the personal development book club from Janette Sutherland and find out about a brand new Dragon’s Den imitative for new entrants to farming. Finally, we speak to Rosanna Fraser from Bidwells to find out what’s on their desk. Read More >>

This fortnight’s roundup features news updates on the Basic Payment Scheme, avian influenza and agri-environment schemes. Janette Sutherland is back with the second instalment of her personal development bookclub. We learn about lead poisoning and its causes, calving heifers and finally, we speak with Tom Rust, a land agent from Bell Ingram and ask him what’s on his desk. Read More >>

This fortnight’s roundup features updates on the Cereal, Wool, and Pig market. As well as a warning about increased tick burdens in sheep and cattle. Janette Sutherland is back with the first instalment of her personal development bookclub, and we speak with Agricalc and Agricultural consultant Anna Sellars to find out more about her and what’s on her desk. Read More >>

This fortnight’s roundup features information on The Official Controls (plant protection products) Register 2020, The 2022 Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation grant, and some timely information on the agri-environmental climate scheme inspections taking place for 2023 applications. We hear from Janette Sutherland about the new FAS personal development book club, kicking off soon, and hear from Malcolm MacDonald to ask him What’s on his desk? Read More >>

Introducing the Rural Roundup! The Rural Roundup is Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service’s regular Podcast, hosted by Kerry Hammond,  featuring a roundup of the latest news, information and opinions from some of our other Podcast show hosts. Listen to find out what new information, events and resources are available through the FAS website, and get to know someone working in Industry with our short segment “What’s on your desk?” Read More >>

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