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Farming

EU farmers’ unions call for help over drought

July 5, 2018

The hot, dry weather is causing concern for cereals and potato producers in Scotland, but in parts of central Europe and Scandinavia farmers are warning of the catastrophic consequences of a severe drought.

Farming

Maltster’s warning over barley production levels

February 23, 2018

With an upturn in whisky production on the cards, a leading maltster yesterday told farmers that they would need to sustain increased barley production levels to meet demand – or face the prospect of some of the major distilling companies tying themselves into long-term commitments for imported malting barley.

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