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UK farmers flock to Dumfries

ScotGrass showcases the latest technology in grass making. Credit: ITV Border

Around 5000 farmers from across the UK arrived at the Crichton Farm in Dumfries today, to learn about grass production.

The event, ScotGrass, is held every three years to showcase the latest technology and equipment for working with grass.

It's a chance for farmers to learn how they can save, and make more money during tough times in the agriculture industry.


Former Rural Affairs minister to make Brexit case in Cumbria

Owen Paterson. Credit: PA

The former Secretary of State for Rural Affairs is visiting Cumbria today, urging farmers to vote to Leave the EU.

Owen Paterson will be at the Crooklands auction mart near Kendal to set out why he believes British agriculture would benefit from Brexit.


Elderly man crushed in Penrith farm incident

The Pride of Cumbria Credit: GNAAS

An elderly man has been air-lifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after an incident on a farm near Penrith.

The Great North Air Ambulance were called to the scene at Reagill, where there were reports a man had been crushed between a car and a building.

The man was treated for multiple injuries before being flown to hospital in Newcastle.

His condition is said to be stable.

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