Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
'BEAUTY IS truth, truth beauty.
I'D LIKE to share my struggle for an opening line for this week's column with you.
I HAVE been managing various areas of land at both Drumbuie and Tower for more than 20 years under the terms and conditions of successive agri-environment schemes, like ESA, RSS and Rural Priorities.
As I sit down to write this piece, I find myself looking nostalgically back at my time in the young farmers.
I AM in a very fortunate position of having two jobs that I thoroughly love - farming and now being President of NFU Scotland.
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.
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