Tag: farming

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Four-wheel-drive to tackle rural crime

‘…this vehicle further demonstrates the desire of all those on SPARC to work together, being visible and helping to prevent, reduce and tackle criminality in Scotland’s rural communities and environments’

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Farming cost crisis as fertiliser prices soar

‘Getting fertiliser on to crops and grass in the right way, in the right conditions and at the optimum time could increase fertiliser utilisation, potentially maintaining or producing higher yields from lower applications at a field scale’

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Machinery rings help through tough times

‘Unlike a limited company, the profits that they secure are not taken out of the business, but instead reinvested back into the rings, which are all co-operatives’

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Dead salmon ‘stink out’ village

Anti-fish farm campaigners claim disease killed up to 90 per cent of fish in some cages, amounting to more than 500,000 caged salmon being lost. The Scottish Salmon Company says this is inaccurate

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Eagle threat to Loch Fyneside farmers’ future

‘We’re not against the sea eagles, and there is no doubt they’re impressive birds, but there’s just too many of them. You can understand why people like to see them, but they need to be controlled by some means. Another few years like this year and our business won’t be here.’