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The Country Land and Business Association is urging farmers to do more to protect their equipment from thieves.
There has been a rise in the number of thefts of fuel and farm machinery.
Economic uncertainty has also made the problem worse.
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Farmers are being urged to make sure their equipment is securely locked away.
A new campaign has been launched to try to prevent the theft of tools, machinery and vehicles in rural parts of the region.
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