He listened. And, invariably, he delivered.
Scotland's farmers are divided over whether to stay in the EU with a "total lack of evidence" on the alternative, MPs have been told.
Fife Tractors has been named medium tractor and minor harvester dealer of the year 2015 by New Holland.
It is the time of year when hives of honey bees are being positioned on crops in time for the flowers to bloom and chances are the hives at the edge of oilseed rape fields in Perthshire and Angus will belong to Britain’s biggest bee farmer, Murray McGregor, Denrosa Apiaries, Coupar Angus.
The EU farm commissioner, Phil Hogan, has claimed that six EU member states could be in a position to resume beef exports to China by the end of the year.
Stratospheric prices of at least £13,000 an acre have been paid for land along the so-called “Golden Mile” between Dundee and Arbroath.
With lambing fast approaching the past week has been spent getting fertiliser on parks and preparing sheds in case of bad weather for the expectant ladies. The ewes carrying twins and triplets receive concentrate feed and the singles on the hill get energy blocks. Your day soon disappears before they are fed and checked that all is well.
Invergowrie-based James Hutton Institute (JHI) has won almost half the £48 million scientific budget for agriculture, food and environment research announced yesterday by the Scottish Government.
An Edinburgh University scientist, who has spent years forensically researching the work of Charles Darwin, has rubbished claims that the Origin of Species author plagiarised a Perthshire farmer.
The most significant farm tenancy legislation in almost 70 years was passed last night in the Scottish Parliament by an overwhelming 102 votes to 14.