NORTHERN IRELAND'S Agricultural Minister, Michelle O'Neill, has announced a number of CAP reform roadshow dates to help farm businesses prepare for the new area based schemes ahead of the 2015 Single Farm Applicarion period.
FORMER BUTE farmer, NFUS president and Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon has been appointed as one of four new members to the board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, with effect from April 1.
THE VERBAL tussle between tenant farmers and landlords continued this week as landowners called for evidence of the wrong-doing alluded to by tenants' leaders - only to be told that there is too much fear in the sector for individuals to come forward.
SCOTLAND'S Solicitor General has promised a full review of agricultural crime prosecution policy, after the plight of those affected - and the lenient sentencing of the perpetrators - was highlighted in Holyrood.
THE SAYFC weekend was finished off in style with a quiz held at the Albert Hall during the speechmaking final, which saw the qualifying North, West and East teams go head to head, with buzzer and individual rounds putting their knowledge to the test.
The Scottish Borders was shocked to hear of the untimely death of Michael Dun, at the age of 54, on February 1, less than 24 hours after commentating at the West Percy point-to-point, where he had been his usual exuberant self.