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Full Report: Drive for more young farmers

A new drive has been launched to try to stop the decline in the number of young people going into farming.

While it remains one of the most important industries in the region fewer and fewer are entering the profession.

A national group will now look at the future of farming and what can be done to change the situation.

You can watch the full report from our Rural Affairs correspondent Tim Backshall below.



Border Union Show begins

The Border Union Show is under way on the outskirts of Kelso.

The show includes competitions for ponies, horses, cattle, sheep, dairy goats, poultry, alpacas, shepherds' crooks, horse shoeing, Young Farmers stock judging and industrial arts, with over five hundred open classes.

There are approximately 250 trade stands including farm machinery, crafts and gifts, motor vehicles, clothing, equestrian goods, food outlets and furniture retailers.

There is also a special countryside area, the 'Flavours of the Borders' Food Fair, a children's fun fair, catering and bars.

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