• SOME days we think that spring is just around the corner with temperatures into double figures, but no sooner have we enjoyed the thought of green grass and we are back to zero with some snow and ice.

  • Some years ago, on cattle business, I visited The Oklahoma Panhandle.

  • WELL, I guess hearty congratulations have to go to the new top team at NFU Scotland, voted in at one of the few agms in recent years where the field seems to have been almost wide open right up until the final votes were counted.

  • DRIVING to work on Monday morning I happened to be listening to BBC Radio Scotland.

  • Young Farmers' events never disappoint.

  • THE Wye Plantation is best known today as the gracious mansion on Chesapeake Bay where US presidents enjoy informal meetings with foreign heads of state.

  • ASSUMING THAT all the New Year resolutions haven't yet been broken and abandoned for another 11½ months, it might not be too late to try to get a sneaky peek at what the coming year might hold for us.

  • IT IS clear that farming today is increasingly affected by events well beyond the control of individuals, either farmers, our representatives or politicians, and it seems that as I get older farming is getting much more complicated than the profession I grew up with.

  • IT SEEMS an age ago when I agreed to write this article back at our agri affairs meeting in October - little did I know that I was signing up to have it in the last Scottish Farmer of 2014!

  • The last two Sundays in November were glorious.