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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Farming News

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
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Good harvest marred by low market prices

50065714H004 CEREAL farmers in Tynedale could be in line for their best harvest in several years if the glorious summer continues.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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Bid to bring in young blood

A WIDER uptake of share farming could enable thousands of young people to get their first foot on the farming ladder according to the CLA.

Last updated 23 July 2014
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NFU puts Tesco in firing line

50065717H003 NFU president, Meurig Raymond, has strongly criticised Tesco’s decision to heavily promote New Zealand lamb in the middle of the prime season for British lamb, given previous commitments that they have made.

Last updated 23 July 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

Hexham:Twin towns share memories of war

TYNEDALE folk have returned from a poignant visit to Hexham’s twin town in France to commemorate the events of the First World War.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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NFU staff get on their bikes to raise £2,500 for national charity

hxnfucycle A TEAM of farm insurance workers used pedal power to raise over £2,500 in aid of an agricultural charity.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Hexham auctioneers lead huge sale of machinery

AUCTIONEERS from Hexham mart have been appointed to conduct the biggest sale of agricultural machinery in the North of England for decades.

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

Haltwhistle: Half marathon attracts international field

MORE than 500 people from around the world will descend on a Tynedale farm on Sunday.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Initiative bridges gap

AN initiative aimed at bridging the gap between farmers and scientific research has been launched by the Royal Agricultural Society of England.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Coast-to-coast

A TEAM of farmers cycled through Tynedale as they completed a coast-to-coast fund-raising challenge.

Last updated 25 June 2014
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk

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