• SIR, - I refer to the letter ('Don't base opinion on hearsay' author withheld) in last week's issue.

  • Sir, - I agree with Robert Marshall's letter in TSF last week that the gap between young people and NFUS seems to be a big one and it isn't getting smaller any time soon.

  • Sir, - To clarify last week's article 'Tenancy battle rumbles on'.

  • SIR - I have friends and relations involved in Scottish Agriculture and have always believed that "you shouldn't criticise farmers with your mouth full".

  • SIR, - I refer to the article titled 'Deerie, deerie me!' in the February 7 edition of The SF.

  • SIR, - So the genie is out of the bottle - Europe can now plunge itself into growing Roundup-ready crops, so that the chemical giant from the Unified Satanic Alliance (USA) can sell more glyphosate - enormous profit to be made as it is very cheap to manufacture.

  • SIR, - Re the Tenant Farming Commission.

  • SIR, - I firmly belief that the future prosperity of mankind can only become a reality by ground-breaking scientific research.

  • SIR, - As you are likely already aware, Commissioner Phil Hogan has highlighted simplification of the Common Agriculture Policy and the reduction of red tape for farmers as key priorities for 2015.

  • SIR - Gordon Rennie (Letters, Feb 14), makes an important case for breeding blight resistance in potatoes and cites the ongoing trials of the GM Desiree potato variety.