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Why farming's being asked to do more to fight climate change

While other sectors of the economy, such as power, waste and construction, have been steadily reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the past decade, agriculture has failed to keep…

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£38m promised to Scottish farmers after hard winter

Thousands of Scottish beef producers will receive a share of £38m of funding to help ease cashflow worries after a difficult winter. NFU Scotland (NFUS) asked the Scottish government to…

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£250,000 bad weather fund for Scots farmers

The Scottish government has unveiled a £250,000 fund for farmers who have lost livestock in recent bad weather. Rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing said the funding would help farmers offset…

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Plague of potholes prompts warning to rural motorists

Farmers and rural drivers are being urged to take care on country roads peppered with potholes caused by bad weather and lack of maintenance. Rural insurer NFU Mutual has raised…