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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Farming News

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
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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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Russian import ban puts pressure on farmers’ prices

FLUCTUATING prices are dominating the late-summer agenda for farmers in the Tyne Valley – despite a promising six months of production.

Last updated 10 September 2014
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Gearing up for tractor roadshow

Hxkevtractor THE fields of a Tynedale farm will be awash with tractors next Wednesday when a national roadshow wheels into the district.

Last updated 10 September 2014
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Correct cover

FARMERS are being urged to make sure their buildings are insured following changes to planning regulations.

Last updated 10 September 2014
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Minister focuses on vision to protect environmental heritage

hxMauley35ct HADRIAN’S Wall Country was looking a vision when Environment Minister Lord de Mauley dropped in.

Last updated 8 September 2014
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Mart officials prepare for hectic season

AUCTIONEERS at Hexham Mart are gearing up for a busy autumn sales season, both at their markets and further afield.

Last updated 3 September 2014
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Farm share slipping

FARMERS’ share of the retail price of beef is at its lowest level for almost five years.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Rustle up support urges CLA

THE CLA is urging rural communities to pull together to help combat a spate of livestock thefts in the region.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Speaker change

NEWLY-appointed Defra secretary of state Liz Truss will address Tynedale’s farming community when she comes to Hexham Auction Mart in November.

Last updated 20 August 2014
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Flower harvest

A NEW machine is in operation to help harvest some of the Allen Valley’s rarest vegetation.

Last updated 20 August 2014
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Young herd’s winning streak puts its breeders on the map

Hxshpmart33 IN the space of just three years, a herd of Hereford cattle is already bringing success to a Tynedale farming family.

Last updated 20 August 2014
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Put British lamb on the shelves, stores urged

FARMING chiefs have drawn up a blueprint for the future of lamb production in a bid to help sheep farmers thrive in both domestic and overseas markets.

Last updated 13 August 2014
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Bike smash sparks farm safety warning

A BIKER has urged farmers and other rural motorists to carry out basic safety checks on their vehicles after an oil spill led to an accident west of Haltwhistle.

Last updated 6 August 2014
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Defra urged to accept ban in bid to protect bees

THE Government has been urged to accept the current European suspension of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect the bee population.

Last updated 6 August 2014
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Blanket approach to Pennines peatland project

Hxmartslamb MORE than 150 bags of sponge-like bog mosses have been spread in the North Pennines in a bid to restore some of the area’s eroding peatland.

Last updated 6 August 2014
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Putting lamb in the shop window

THE NFU is urging all retailers to back British farming and ensure British lamb is at the forefront of any promotional work.

Last updated 30 July 2014
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Campaign to boost UK food

THE Government this week launched an initiative to drive more locally sourced produce into public procurement.

Last updated 30 July 2014
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Gaynor moves on as show seeks new secretary

hxGaynor30ct THE woman who has guided Northumberland County Show through one of the biggest changes in its history has announced she is stepping down.

Last updated 30 July 2014
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Election agenda

THE next Government will need to deliver a proactive approach to the countryside and recognise the importance of rural businesses to the wider economy.

Last updated 30 July 2014
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