The newly re-elected president of the National Union of Farmers for Scotland has been talking about the challenges the board will face over the coming year:
"This board takes up office at a hugely important time for the industry with the CAP Reform process and independence debate gathering momentum.
"In addition, every sector of our farming industry faces a growing list of challenges.
"This is a team with the skills and knowledge to meet those challenges on behalf of our members.
"However, 2013 will also be a year of celebration as we mark our Centenary. This board, with its wealth of experience and enthusiasm, will create a great platform to drive the Union into its next 100 years."
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region
A Cumbrian businessman has failed to clear his name over damage to ancient woodland near Brampton and his £450,000 fine will not be reduced.
Councillors have agreed to fund the building of a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in the Borders.