The election campaign has forced agriculture off the political agenda.
Fife-based farmers’ co-operative East of Scotland Growers has secured more than 70 new outlets for its range of broccoli crisps and is set to build on success by launching new products next year.
Following a tough year for retailers, processors and producers, signs are now appearing of the first tender green shoots of some recovery in Scotland’s beef sector.
The farmers’ union has issued a 10-point manifesto setting out Scottish agriculture’s priorities ahead of the general election.
At this time of year, I am often contacted by tenant farmers for advice about their landlord’s exercise of sporting rights over the let farm. This is often a cause of friction between landlord and tenant.