Alyn Smith is now the only Scots voice on the European Parliament’s agricultural committee.
The SNP MEP has been on the committee since 2007 but will now continue only as a substitute member, while also taking on membership of the committee on foreign affairs.
The change now means that Scottish agriculture will only be represented by a single substitute member in the committee compared to when both Mr Smith and George Lyon spoke on behalf of the nation’s farmers prior to the European Parliament elections last month.
Mr Lyon, a Liberal Democrat, lost his seat in the European Parliament to Ukip candidate David Coburn following the elections.
Mr Smith said: “I promised that I would continue to work with and for Scotland’s farmers and growers and I’m pleased that Scotland will continue to be represented in the agricultural committee.
“I have worked, and I hope worked well, with Scotland’s farmers and organisations. We are blessed to have such a passionate and professional group of folk fighting Scottish farming’s corner.”