Supporting Farmers in Scotland Since 1893
Do you believe the findings of 'The Economic Contribution of Landowners in Scotland'?
Should the fight against the EU's sheep EID rules continue?
Should the law be changed to allow tail docking for working dogs?
Did the EU farm commissioner act unilaterally over the coupling decision making process?
Will there be a UK referendum on EU membership in this decade?
Scotland's farmers stabbed in the back yet again!
Like Private Fraser's 'auld empty barn', it was a wild and lonely place.
Having put off writing this for some time now, I've landed myself with it during the busiest week of the year for me so far, with various other work and Young Farmer things going on...it's like a reminder of when I was at university.
LET US deal with some of the good news first.
IN 2008 the jet stream got stuck over the Scottish Borders.
Sir - Nicola Sturgeon's claims on independence, EU membership and farm payments do not add up.
SIR, - I was interested to note that at the big debate in Stirling, the SNP admitted that if Scotland votes for Independence we would probably not get straight into the EU.
SIR, - Well, well, so the European agricultural commissioner, Dacian Ciolos, is not playing ball!
SIR, - Having grown up in Eskdalemuir in the early 1960s it was with interest that I read your article 'Trees beat sheep', on page 5, April 5 issue.
SIR, - There has been a lot of interest in the report Confor commissioned into forestry in Eskdalemuir and the report focuses on economic and employment impacts.
IF CHINA ever turned off its economic tap, the rest of the world would be plunged back into recession.
ONE OF the final obstacles on the road to CAP reform fell away this week when the European parliament's agriculture committee agreed a series of amendments to the implementing rules.
WHEN A politician or bureaucrat uses percentages, a red warning light should flash above their head.
DEMOCRACY MIGHT have many flaws - but as yet no better system has been invented to give people some control over decisions that affect their lives.
GRAIN MARKETS have steadied after the spike in futures markets because of the crisis in Ukraine.