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It’s not good news for Scotland’s famous seed potato businesses. We are still being stymied from sending our product to Europe, but there’s no such reciprocal ban on Euro imports coming in here. Farmers and some politicians are calling for something to be done about this anomaly.

High fuel prices are not just hitting farming pockets, they are also encouraging more rural theft, with a significant increase in fuel theft on many UK farms. We have the story and comment.

The UK has recently signed a trade deal with Australia and it is emerging that farmers there are in fear of foot-and-mouth emerging in their country following the news that the disease is rampant in nearby Indonesia. Obviously, this is raising concerns in the UK too.

We dedicate to Arable just as the harvest proper is about to get underway. We cover everything from how to make the most of fertiliser inputs, to comment from our View from the East correspondent, Dr Keith Dawson, on what’s happening in Ukraine.

Our columnists are on form this week. Jim Brown’s Farmer’s View takes a look at the current political upheaval in the UK and what it might mean for farming; while in Field Margins, Neil McGowan talks us through his practical planning for his herd of cows and flocks of sheep.

Business covers the Limousin breed’s 50th anniversary sale, plus a great report and pictures from the National Suffolk sale at Shrewsbury.

Breeders are gearing up for a busy tup selling season. This week we feature the Miller family’s Lurg flock of Beltex, in Aberdeenshire; and also the famous North Country Cheviot flock at Bardnaclaven, in Thurso, owned by the Campbell family.

To finish off, we have the gentler tone of Island Voices, where Rosemary Fletcher gives her monthly column on the ups and downs of farming on Islay – just as she celebrates 30 years of marriage to the ‘Happy Farmer’!

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