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News

  • Sir, - Many times it has been reported in The SF the dismal weather the islands and in the West of Scotland have suffered, and how poor the crop we are going to harvest this year is to feed our livestock.

  • FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon and CabSec Richard Lochhead donned their wellies on Wednesday to visit Hamish Dykes' sheep farm at South Slipperfield, West Linton, and hear straight from farmers' mouths about the crisis gripping the industry.

  • THERE WAS a chink of light on the milk price front this week, as Arla Foods amba announced that it was holding its price for September.

  • SCOTLAND'S HARVEST is heading for major problems if the desperate weather doesn't take a turn for the better soon.

  • UPDATED GUIDANCE on how to conduct farm rent reviews has been issued in the joint name of the three organisations most concerned with the thorny issue - NFU Scotland, Scottish Land Estates and the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association.

YFC News

YFC News

  • LOWER Nithsdale YFC member, Lewis Harkness (above), was on fine form to lead the Young Farmers shearing in the MacRobert Pavilion.

  • SEEING what the organisation can do for you through the opportunities it provides will be the main focus for the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs team at this year's Royal Highland Show.

  • TEAMS from Keith YFC ruled supreme at the North Region tug of war eliminations held at Cornhill Games, last weekend.

  • THERE were 14 teams from the West Region battling it out at Newmilns Show, last weekend, for a spot to pull at the National final at the Royal Highland Show.

  • WET conditions may have hampered technique but 10 teams still put on a good show at the East Region tug of war eliminations held at Central and West Fife Show, last weekend.

Obituary

Obituary

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