Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
Simplifying the CAP is, with no pun intended, complicated.
THERE IS always something impressive about politicians who do not bend to suit public opinion.
THE DAIRY market is always hard to read, and it is particularly difficult at the moment.
WE ARE now, for the first time in the UK, living in an era where the inflation rate is zero.
IT WAS back in 1979 that John McEnroe became the bad boy of tennis with his famous 'you cannot be serious' comment to an umpire.
IT IS a big challenge to believe the European Commission when it announces a decision it says is based on science.
GOOD NEWS has been scarce in the dairy industry for a long time, but the Fonterra auction this week in New Zealand will have produced a global and collective sign of relief from dairy farmers.
IT IS a familiar claim from children that punishment is not fair - and many in Scotland will have said that when it was hit with disallowances for problems with CAP implementation.
ANY DECISION on genetically modified crops is always controversial.
IT WAS no surprise that an Irish farm commissioner would choose a conference in Dublin to come out fighting for farmers - but if he turns what he said into action, Phil Hogan will go down as a politician that understands farmers.