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Figures Reveal Rise in Agricultural Rent Prices

Recent figures from Scotland’s Chief Statistician have revealed a 13% rise in the average cost of renting agricultural land from 2012 to 2013. The latest figures on Tenanted Agricultural Land in Scotland show that average rent for land was £38 per hectare in 2013, compared to £33 per hectare the previous year. Average rent for… Read more »

Rise in farm payment euro rate

The exchange rate to be used for the 2013 Single Farm Payment Scheme has gone up. The rate has been set at of €1 = £0.83605 by the European Central Bank, a rise of almost 5% compared to last year. The decision affects about 16,000 Scottish famers who receive their Single Farm Payments (SFP) in… Read more »

Farm debt continues to rise

Outstanding debt of Scottish farms has risen over the past year, according to a release from Scotland’s Chief Statistician. The latest results from the Survey of Bank Advances to Scottish Agriculture have revealed that outstanding bank loans to Scottish farms rose by £53 million in the year to 31st May 2013. Total outstanding loans to… Read more »

First weather payments for farmers

More than 4,000 farmers across Scotland who lost livestock during this year’s extreme weather have received compensation from the Scottish Government. On a visit to Arran, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead confirmed most of the Scottish Government’s £750,000 Fallen Stock Fund has now been paid out. It comes as Scottish Government officials continue to process… Read more »