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Defra dashes hopes of EU beef bailout

June 24, 2019

Any optimism that Westminster would press the EU to provide a bailout for the UK beef industry along the lines of the package agreed for Ireland was dashed at the Royal Highland Show by a visiting Defra minister.

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Sturgeon’s warning and pledge on no-deal Brexit

June 22, 2019

The first minister yesterday insisted the farming industry is a priority in mitigation planning for a no-deal Brexit, but warned nothing her government can do will take away from the “catastrophic” impact of crashing out of Europe.

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Scottish agri-tech outfit wins £5.4m in funding

June 21, 2019

Scottish vertical farm technology company, Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), has won £5.4 million of venture capital funding, led by two of the world’s most active agri-foodtech investors together with the Scottish Investment Bank (Sib).

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Ringlink Scotland welcomes latest batch of apprenticeships

June 18, 2019

Machinery ring Ringlink Scotland has welcomed the latest batch of participants on its land-based pre-apprenticeship programme. The group of 24 youngsters, aged 16-19 from across Aberdeenshire, Angus, Fife, Perthshire, Inverness, the Highlands and Moray, gathered at Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen, yesterday beside an Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail sculpture – Oor Countryside – sponsored by Ringlink.

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Engineering firm failed to pull off tractor move

June 15, 2019

After the Second World War the British tractor industry mushroomed to such an extent that many long-established engineering concerns looked into producing their own models. Pete Small looks at one such concern – Turner Manufacturing of Wolverhampton

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