Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
IT SEEMS bizarre writing this on a Wednesday morning, knowing that by the time it is read Scottish voters will, one way or the other, have made the biggest political decision in a generation.
POLITICS IS a murky game and that is as true in Europe as it is anywhere else.
IT IS not down to a single event - but it is difficult to escape the conclusion that cash could be scarce this winter on many farms.
WHEN THE European Commission was reforming the CAP it promised a less bureaucratic and more flexible policy.
POLITICIANS ARE often judged by how they respond in a crisis - and as he battles to secure a second term as farm commissioner, Dacian Ciolos has been handed a huge economic and political crisis, in the shape of the Russian ban on food imports.
FIFTY OR even 20 years ago things in agriculture were a lot more simple.
THERE IS some truth in the old adage that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
FOR AN industry reliant on long term decision making, 10 years is not a long time.
IN AN era of UK devolution, the minister at Defra is less important than when all policy was set by London.
When it comes to agricultural products every boom has in it the seeds of a slump.