Scotland's farmers' union has negotiated unprecedented influence over agricultural policy making at the heart of Government.
New scientific evidence that consuming berries may have beneficial effects on people with some of the most serious health problems has been presented to soft fruit growers at a meeting in Invergowrie.
It has taken almost 30 years of work to satisfy scientists, but uncooked eggs have finally been given the green light on safety.
The announcement of £3 million towards a new international laboratory for scientists from Dundee and China underlined Scotland's global reputation for potato research at the Potatoes in Practice event.
The days when farmers and foresters eyed one another with suspicion and kept their distance look set to fade into folk memory as the agricultural industry slowly wakens up to the advantages of planting trees.
Any lingering hopes a vote for Brexit would make British growers immune from Europe's list of banned agrochemicals were dashed at Potatoes in Practice by SRUC consultant Dr Stuart Wale.
A novel approach to assessing contrasting upland enterprises will be considered at a research farm in the foothills of the Grampians.
Agricultural organisations from across the UK have formed a united front to demand the industry’s voice is heard ahead of the general election on June 8.
It takes less than a darkening December hour on the freezing slopes of Ruthven farm to appreciate how exposed this Glenlivet unit is to the driving wind and snow.
An era of fairer and less confrontational farm rent reviews has been predicted by Scottish farming unions as work begins on the mechanics of assessing productive land values.