Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
FARMING IS increasingly at the centre of international politics - and while that might push it up the agenda, it does not deliver a coherent strategy for the way forward.
THE EU farm commissioner has been 'defending' his package of support measures to the European parliament.
MUCH HAS been written this week about the new Labour leader at Westminster, Jeremy Corbyn, appointing an anti-farming vegan to be the shadow minister at Defra.
TEMPTING AS it is to do so, I am not going to claim credit for forecasting what would be in the European Commission's emergency aid package.
A NUMBER of organisations, including NFU Scotland, have questioned whether the Scottish government was right to go it alone with a unilateral ban on growing genetically modified crops.
WHEN DAIRY issues dominate the national news it is hard to get away from writing about them.
THIS HAS been a week when agriculture has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
THE TRADITIONAL August break has begun in Brussels, but with markets in disarray and farmers taking to the streets to protest, farm commissioner Phil Hogan may not have much of a break.
DEEP down, we mostly have a secret envy of the French.
WHATEVER WAY you look at things, the financial fortunes of farming are not good.