Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

Letters

Letters

  • SIR - We recognise that there have been issues with our new Rural Payments and Services system and it is not performing at the level we would want.

  • SIR, - I am extremely worried about the CAP reforms and confess to not being able to understand their full impact, or where to find that information.

  • SIR-, The proposed future introduction of lynx into Aberdeenshire (TSF, 27/03) by the Lynx UK Trust raises a few points for debate.

  • Sir, - Last week's letter to The SF from RICS Scotland director, Sarah Speirs, emphasised the independent status of RICS and its wish to see a successful prosperous tenanted farming sector in Scotland.

  • Sir, - I have never written to The SF before, but felt I had to congratulate you on an excellent front page article and your editorial on page 8 (April 4 issue).

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

  • THE WEAKNESS of the euro against sterling is a boost for people heading off on holidays to the eurozone - but it is a disaster for the farming industry.

  • EU FARM commissioner, Phil Hogan, is due to visit the Highland Show, in June and it is a safe bet that the industry, and farmers, will be impressed by a genial, but tough, politician.

  • ACROSS EUROPE, farmers tweeted photographs this week of the final milking, or final tanker leaving their yard in the milk quota era.

  • REPORTS THAT trials will soon begin on what has been dubbed a 'super potato' will bring the issue of genetically modified (GM) crops soaring up the EU political agenda.

  • Simplifying the CAP is, with no pun intended, complicated.

Farmer Right-hand Column