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Neonic challenge

August 29 2013

Crop protection manufacturer Syngenta yesterday submitted a legal challenge to the European Commission’s decision to suspend use of one of its neonicotinoid seed treatments on crops due to an alleged threat to bees.

Farming news

Fourth north-east SBV case

August 20 2013

The likelihood of the Schmallenberg virus (SBV) circulating in the north-east has increased after a fourth case was confirmed in a dairy cow.

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Impressive lines at Killin Show

August 20 2013

Considering the harsh conditions which began the farming year, a “good quality” show of sheep was forward for judging at Killin Show, where Blackie judge Jimmy Sinclair praised the entry for being in particularly “good bloom”.

Farming news

Single Farm Payment faces CAP threat

August 14 2013

PROFESSIONAL agricultural advisors are facing a major dilemma in that the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is due to come into being in less than 18 months’ time and yet there is still a great deal of practical flesh to be put on to the political framework decided in June.

News

Shearer’s sheepdog success

August 14 2013

Caithness livestock farmer Michael Shearer, Bridge of Westfield, brought three days of sheepdog trialling at Tillybin Farm, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, to a dramatic close.

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