Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael said he is sympathetic to a call for Scotland to receive more CAP cash from the UK Government.
Cabinet reshuffles are ruthless affairs. Witness the sacking of Michael Moore, the efficient and pragmatic Scottish Secretary, and David Heath, the Defra Minister.
The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society has appointed Neil Caul as assistant breed secretary.
Describing the rejection of GM foods as a “form of madness I don’t understand,” the European Commission’s chief scientific adviser, Professor Anne Glover, used the issue as a prime example of evidence not being properly considered.
Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, has raised the issue of giving farm tenants an absolute right to buy (ARTB) to a new level.