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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Farming News

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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