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  • TEAMS FROM across Scottish agri-business are right now training hard for the charity fundraising event of the year - the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2014.

  • EUROPE'S DAIRY industry representatives, government bodies and the European Commission will be meeting within the next month to address the effects of the Russian import ban on the dairy market.

  • APPLICATIONS ARE now open for new farmers to run the first Forestry Commission Scotland starter farm in the Highlands, based at Achnamoine, near Halkirk in Caithness.

  • ORGANIC WATCHDOG, the Soil Association has extended the deadline for its Innovation Awards until next Tuesday, August 26.

  • LANDLORDS HAVE no justification for putting farm rents up this autumn, the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association has warned.

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YFC News

  • PETER MATHESON purchased a vintage Massey Fergusson, named it ' Annie' and has now taken on the challenge of driving it from John O Groats to Lands End down to Dover, then across to Scandinavia up to Nordkapp to witness the Aurora Borealis.

  • AN ACTION packed schedule kept everyone busy at the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs' centre during the Royal Highland Show, where the display of handicrafts boxes, photography entries, farm signs and new merchandise ensured the crowds kept rolling in.

  • AS THE crowds made their way from the tug of war finals in the cattle rings to the Young Farmers centre, last Saturday, to wait for the prize giving of competitions held over the weekend, the tension grew to see who would be winning this year's coveted Stockman of the Year title.

  • ALISTER SHAW clipped his way to the top in the Young Farmers shearing held in the MacRobert Pavillion on Friday.

  • IT WAS a case of history repeating itself during the tug of war finals, held on Saturday in the cattle rings, as last year's winners got their hards on the trophies again.

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