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  16.            <description><![CDATA[Investing in three identical John Deere 6250R tractors, capable of carrying out almost any task and equipped with the latest Michelin AxioBib 2 VF tyres to reduce soil compaction, has been key to improving operating efficiency for Bedfordshire-based Bedfordia Farms.]]></description>
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  21.            <title>New Agricultural Bank Oxbury Puts Farmers First</title>
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  30.            <description><![CDATA[Welshman Kevin Evans was top dog on price yet again at Skipton Auction Mart’s first online working sheep dog sale of 2021, while his father David established a new world record price of £6,100 for an unbroken pup.]]></description>
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  49.            <title>Crofting Federation Calls Brexit Deal an Inadequate Stitch-Up</title>
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  51.            <description><![CDATA[The Scottish Crofting Federation has given its support to the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament’s stance which declines to consent to the UK government’s Brexit trade deal.]]></description>
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  56.            <title>Martin Down Farmers are the Bees’ Needs for Pollinators</title>
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  58.            <description><![CDATA[A pioneering group of farmers on the Hampshire/Dorset border has had their conservation efforts recognised by Defra with a ‘Bees’ Needs Award’ in the Farming category.]]></description>
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  63.            <title>British Blue Calf Retains Championship at Skipton Christmas Showcase</title>
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  65.            <description><![CDATA[Skipton Auction Mart’s 2020 Christmas show season began as usual with the annual rearing calf highlight, when Alan Middleton again stood supreme champion.]]></description>
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  72.            <description><![CDATA[Agricultural robots have gained in popularity as farmers increasingly turn to technologies that make their processes easier and more efficient.]]></description>
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  77.            <title>New Antibiotic Targets for UK Farm Animals Build On Previous Success</title>
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  79.            <description><![CDATA[New targets for the responsible use of antibiotics in UK farm animals over the next four years have been released on European Antibiotic Awareness Day by a task force of leading vets and farmers.]]></description>
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  84.            <title>Beltex Breeders Donate to Charity</title>
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  86.            <description><![CDATA[Between the Beltex Sheep Society and its members, £1700 has been donated to charities supporting the rural community.]]></description>
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  91.            <title>Connecting the Public to Local Food</title>
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  93.            <description><![CDATA[It could be the key to building more efficient and robust food supply chains and maximising the value of local markets.]]></description>
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  100.            <description><![CDATA[A New Zealand farmer who has overcome everything from earthquakes to drought will offer advice to his Scottish counterparts on how to ‘bounce forward’ from a crisis.]]></description>
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  105.            <title>Mazzotti Updates Self-Propelled Sprayers for 2021</title>
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  107.            <description><![CDATA[Mazzotti’s MAF range of self-propelled sprayers has been updated and extended for 2021. A fully-owned subsidiary of John Deere operating from its base in Ravenna, Italy, Mazzotti focuses on building self-propelled sprayers that offer high customer value.]]></description>
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  112.            <title>Stirling Beef Shorthorn Females Smash Breed Records</title>
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  114.            <description><![CDATA[Beef Shorthorn established two new breed records in Stirling on Sunday 18 October where entries met an insatiable demand at the breed society’s official sale.]]></description>
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  121.            <description><![CDATA[More than 50 experts, vets, scientists and industry influencers from all four nations of the UK came together in a webinar jointly hosted by Food and Farming Futures and Edinburgh University last month.]]></description>
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  126.            <title>New Fastrac Guidance System Helps JCB Mark 75th Anniversary</title>
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  128.            <description><![CDATA[A huge ‘75’ artwork visible from outer space was carved into a Staffordshire stubble field to help launch a new high-tech precision guidance solution for JCB’s unique Fastrac agricultural tractor.]]></description>
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  133.            <title>British Blues Herd to Raise Funds for Charity</title>
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  135.            <description><![CDATA[Powys farmer Emyr Wigley is planning a major sale of cattle from his British Blues herd to raise money for two causes close to his heart, farming charity R.A.B.I and Ovarian Cancer Action.]]></description>
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  140.            <title>Area Twice Size of UK Needed to Feed World’s Cats and Dogs</title>
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  142.            <description><![CDATA[Analysis of the carbon footprint of pet food production revealed that the industry emits more greenhouse gases each year than countries such as Mozambique and the Philippines.]]></description>
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  147.            <title>Skipton Swaledale Females Up Almost £30 per Head on Year</title>
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  149.            <description><![CDATA[Horns aplenty were on parade at Skipton Auction Mart as Swaledale females came down from the hills for the annual gimmer shearlings and draft ewes Saturday fixture.]]></description>
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  154.            <title>A Harvest to Forget? Reports from the Farming Frontline</title>
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  156.            <description><![CDATA[Given such a tumultuous year, will this autumn’s harvest be one to blot from memory as farmers look ahead to the new season?]]></description>
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  161.            <title>Demand Continues for Cumbrian Land</title>
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  163.            <description><![CDATA[H&H Land & Estates sees unprecedented demand for land, with recent land sales reaching up to 40% over guide price.]]></description>
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  168.            <title>Future-Proofing Rural Businesses</title>
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  170.            <description><![CDATA[Farmers are experiencing a period of drastic change but being prepared and planning ahead will help to future-proof their businesses.]]></description>
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  175.            <title>Private Land Managers Drive Lapwing Recovery in Key Breeding Ground</title>
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  177.            <description><![CDATA[A remarkable project to restore lapwing to an English valley has shown that, given the right funding, advice and encouragement, and by working together, farmers can boost biodiversity in the UK’s countryside.]]></description>
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