Farming News

logo-scottishfarmerDoug Niven has dedicated the past 50 years of his life to the farming and agricultural industry.  For over 20 years he has written for the Scottish Farmer; Doug still writes a regular weekly article for the publication, known locally and by his readers as the ‘Gleaner’.

Doug’s articles are topical and feature highly in the magazine; often commenting on the industry’s volatile market place and reciting the most up to date meat and grain prices which can be affected so quickly.

News Articles

SOME STEADY rain has replaced more harmful thunder rain for many areas this week and will have done a lot of good for crops and grassland growth. What we need now is a return to sunshine and heat, instead of the cold air from the east that has kept temperatures down in the eastern half of the country and especially…

DRAY WARM weather has continued all week in the west, but eastern areas have often been under cloud and cool sea air has been prevalent, though crops continued to develop and are looking well. Compared to France and Germany, which have experienced some severe flooding, the UK has got off lightly, though heavy, patchy rain was forecast for the end…