Last month, the European Commission submitted new proposals to a Standing Committee of Plants, Animals, Food and Feed in Brussels to ban all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid seed treatments in non-bee attractive crops, such as wheat, barley, sugar beet and vegetables.
The next few years are likely to see a seismic shift in farming policy due to Brexit, invariably resulting in a new contract emerging between farmers and society.
Agronomists, forgive me for I have sinned, we have now already finished drilling. I pay good money for the excellent advice I receive but sometimes the advisers are wrong.
With the sun still shining last week we finished our spring beans and the linseed, thankfully, combined easily in near perfect conditions.
On September 3, I, along with several other local farmers, helped our NFU Scotland regional manager Ian Wilson with a lamb promotion at Inverness Market.