Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
WITH less than six weeks to go to the UK general election, farmers can expect the rhetoric and campaigning to intensify as the polling date of May 7 approaches.
LANDLORDS and governments are familiar targets for farmers and the agricultural press to aim for.
THE Rural Affairs department of the Scottish Government is under pressure from the farming industry like never before.
THE Solicitor' General's review of rural crime prosecution policy is long overdue.
THE fall-out from the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group's final report shows no sign of abating.
'OFFICIAL' EU milk quotas might be on the verge of disappearing, but the concept seems to be alive and well with First Milk this week joining Graham's The Family Dairy in implementing its own version of supply management.
THE SCOTTISH Government's rural affairs boss, Richard Lochhead, was this week served notice that the snuggly relationship he has with NFU Scotland might not just be so cosy in the future.
FARMERS could be forgiven for thinking Stirling was the centre of the universe this week, as hundreds descended on the central Scotland market town for the annual February Bull Sales.
THE Scottish Government this week set itself on a collision course with landlords when it unveiled the final proposals from the AHLRG.
THE Road Equivalent Tariff has proved a boon to the vast majority of those living in Scotland's islands.