As the count-down continues to the Scottish independence referendum, arguments from both sides of the debate have emerged from the farming community. Four former Presidents of the National Farmers' Union in Scotland have now backed the campaign for independence - among them, a farmer from Dumfries and Galloway.
But other officials argue that Scottish agriculture benefits from the broad shoulders of the UK on the international stage and that staying in the UK gives the farming community 'the best of both worlds.'
Joe Pike reports.
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