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  • MILK PRICES are teetering on a precipice, with fears that farmgate returns to producers could drop as low as 25p a litre by Christmas.

  • EUROPEAN FARMERS are campaigning in Brussels for extra support following Russia's ban on EU agricultural exports.

  • SCOTLAND'S ARABLE sector has already begun planting crops that will be harvested under the new Common Agricultural Policy regime - but has still not been told all the detail of ScotGov's plan to implement the EU's 'greening' measures.

  • SCOTLAND'S CEREAL harvest is proving to be a mixed bag, with some areas enjoying their earliest cut in memory, while others are still being held back by ground conditions ruined by the tail end of Hurricane Bertha.

  • FARMERS HAVE been asked to contribute to a nationwide dung sample survey investigating the prevalence of E.coli 0157 in cattle.

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  • 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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