Scotland’s farmers suffer ‘worst ever’ harvest


Farmers in Scotland face having to abandon crops due to appalling ground conditions and sprouted grains. John Hutcheson said this year’s harvest was the worst ever at Leckerstone Farm, Dunfermline, Fife. "It’s not going well at all – it’s even worse than 2008,” he said. Of 486ha (1200 acres) of wheat, Mr Hutcheson still had…

Ministries disagree, enterprises suffer


Chemical producers cry about the lack of industrial salt, but the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) still cannot grant quotas to import the products, because it still needs to consult with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The enigmatic silence One month ago, a hot debate was triggered about whether to allow…

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