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Monday, 22 December 2014

Farming News

Tynedale farmers urged to go green and protect their businesses

TYNEDALE’S farmers have been told that looking after the environment could help safeguard the future of their businesses.

Last updated 8 December 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Sheep farmers take stock of advice on inspections

SHEEP farmers in the Tyne Valley have been told not to panic about inspections which could take place at less than a day’s notice.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Milk price cuts

THE Tenant Farmers’ Association has expressed fears over the low prices farmers are receiving for milk and other dairy products.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Farmers must twig to hedge definition

BEFORE the introduction of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) next year, farmers must grasp the thorny problem of what officially constitutes a hedge.

Last updated 2 December 2014
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Bird flu outbreak leads to increased precautions

POULTRY farmers in Tynedale have gone back to basics following an outbreak of avian flu at a duck breeding farm in Yorkshire.

Last updated 24 November 2014
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Retiring show members honoured at AGM

hxgaynor TWO long-serving members of the team behind Northumberland County Show have been honoured for their contribution to the agricultural showcase.

Last updated 24 November 2014
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Food production at risk as solar farms eat land

A VETERAN farmer has warned that food production in Tynedale could have a bleak future if agricultural land is sacrificed for solar power.

Last updated 11 November 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Minister faces a grilling over milk pricing crisis

FARMERS in the Tyne Valley will be looking for solutions to the milk pricing crisis when newly-appointed Defra Secretary of State Liz Truss visits Hexham Auction Mart next month.

Last updated 5 November 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Show could lose its industrial section

hxrwind ONE of the district’s most popular agricultural shows could lose its bustling industrial section unless much-needed volunteers step forward to fill key officer roles.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Double delight for father and son team at mart’s prize cattle sale

Hxbluechamp A FARMING family from Tynedale have enjoyed double success after picking up top awards in the annual prize show and sale for cattle at Hexham Auction Mart.

Last updated 22 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Award for farmhouse

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-friendly farmhouse in Whitfield continues to sweep up accolades for its ground-breaking design.

Last updated 15 October 2014
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Defra offers solution to Europe-wide pesticides ban

CROP farmers in the Tyne Valley have been given the go-ahead to use neonicotinoid pesticides for the first time in months.

Last updated 15 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Firewood fair ignites interest

THE Northumberland Forestry and Firewood Fair will take place at Meldon Park Estate near Morpeth, tomorrow.

Last updated 1 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Min takes it to the max to win

HONOURS were well distributed at the two Northumberland Sheepdog Trials league events.

Last updated 1 October 2014
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Milk prices sour, but production on the rise

Hxnickfarm2 DAIRY farmers in the Tyne Valley are feeling the pinch after an alarming drop in milk prices in recent months.

Last updated 1 October 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Judy hopes to build on the County Show’s rapid growth

Hxjwillis TYNEDALE’S biggest agricultural event is poised to enter a new chapter with the appointment of Judy Willis as secretary of the Northumberland County Show.

Last updated 24 September 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Farmer releases his autobiography

A FARMER who lost an arm after starting out in agriculture in the 1970s has written a book about his remarkable career.

Last updated 24 September 2014
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Calls for new strategy

MINISTERS have called on the Government to implement a new environmental strategy.

Last updated 24 September 2014
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Stan calls time on a career spanning half a century

HE has farmed for more than half a century and brought his business back from the brink of extinction.

Last updated 17 September 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

New role for Matthew

A YOUNG man from a Greenhead farming family has been appointed graduate surveyor at Carlisle-based H&H Land and Property.

Last updated 17 September 2014
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