Last weekend I was chatting to a prominent Perthshire farmer about CAP reform and how much time I was spending writing about it.
Am I alone in being completely astonished at the wave of hysteria sweeping the beef sector at the moment?
After-dinner speeches can be a bit of a mixed bag. Some are very good and others terrible, some are funny and others are serious.
Ask any farmer what they think of red tape and they will invariably say “I hate it!”
Tuesday evening sees the BBC TV programme Lambing Live turn the spotlight exclusively on the Dykes family at South Slipperfield, West Linton.
The one advantage the English NFU has over its Scottish counterpart is a written history.