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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Farming latest

Farm incomes down by 34 per cent

NEW figures have revealed that Scottish farm incomes dropped by 34 per cent in 2012.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Lifesaving mission

STAFF at Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart in Longtown are raising money to buy a defibrillator to be kept at the mart but for use by anyone in the area who may need it.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Reaping rewards of good weather

A week of better weather means many farmers have been able to take advantage and start the year’s field work.

Last updated 3 April 2014
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Be on lookout for cattle scab cases

dc nigekmiller6aa THE first case of cattle scab to be confirmed in Scotland since the early 1980s has been found on a Borders farm.

Last updated 3 April 2014
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Land in demand in the south west

dc mattbell6 LAND is in demand in south west Scotland, according to a leading auctioneer.

Last updated 27 March 2014
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Machinery sale goes with swing

LAST week Longtown held its spring sale of machinery and implements, including the displenishing sale for Nichol Contracting, Kershopefoot.

Last updated 27 March 2014
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Make anaerobic digestion viable

andy digesterxx1 THE potential for anaerobic digestion as a renewable energy option for Scottish farm businesses will suffer unless Westminster reinstates the feed in tariff (FiT) rates available for those considering installation.

Last updated 20 March 2014
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Plans for forestry

FORESTRY Commission Scotland is inviting anyone interested in the management of Scotland’s National Forest Estate in the Dumfries and Borders areas to take part in a consultation.

Last updated 13 March 2014
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Extra support for trees

dc woodland THE Woodland Trust Scotland has increased the support it offers to landowners, smallholders and farmers who want to plant trees.

Last updated 13 March 2014
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Union sets out its stall to MSPs

NFU Scotland has used an evidence session in the Scottish parliament to lay out the many challenges faced by the government in delivering a new area-based support scheme to agriculture.

Last updated 6 March 2014
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Sunshine brings promise of lambs

AS WE approach spring, the weather appears to be improving slightly and we have had a few spells of sunshine over the last few days, much needed as we head into the lambing season.

Last updated 6 March 2014
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Warning on plans to amend funding

KC lamont Nov14 FARMERS in the Borders could lose out under changes proposed by the SNP to amend the funding given under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Last updated 27 February 2014
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Call for talks on flood action plan

THE president of Scotland’s farming union has called for a meeting to discuss watercourse management aftersignificant flooding in parts of Scotland.

Last updated 27 February 2014
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Raring to go after week of lambing

AFTER a week off work in the lambing shed, I have come back to work fully refreshed and ready for action.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Lambing alert for dog owners

VETS are asking dog owners to keep their dogs on leads when walking near sheep as the annual lambing season gets underway.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Oban to host first rural parliament

THE first Scottish rural parliament will be held in Oban in November and the three-day event will bring together 400 people from rural communities, decision-makers and organisations in Scotland.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Every cloud has a silver lining!

AS we move into February we have been lucky enough to miss the harsh winter weather of snow and frost thus far.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Farmers of future Murrayfield meet

dc malone6 A SPECIAL gathering is being held at Murrayfield later this month for anyone who has just become a farmer or wants to become one.

Last updated 6 February 2014
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A familiar story unfolds at mart

AS WE start February and the wet weather continues and dry days are scarce in between, it’s becoming a familiar story to last year.

Last updated 6 February 2014
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Special sale top bullock makes £1,270

LAST Tuesday we held our special January sale of store cattle at Longtown.

Last updated 30 January 2014
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