Former Rural Affairs Secretary Owen Paterson has been trying to persuade Cumbrian farmers to vote to Leave the European Union.Read the full story ›
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.
Farmers from the south of Scotland are joining a protest at Holyrood today to highlight the crash crisis they say is taking hold in agricultural communities.
They want MSPs to understand the financial difficulties farming faces and take action ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May.
A £20,000 grant is available to farmers in Scotland to help them repair man-made flood banks.Read the full story ›
An event to develop innovation in the rural sector was attended by farmers from the Scottish Borders.Read the full story ›
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.
The NFU is pushing to raise awareness of rural crime in Cumbria, by teaching schoolchildren and the police about it.Read the full story ›
Schoolchildren are visiting a farm in Cumbria, to find out about the devastating effects of rural crime.
As part of the NFU's Country Watch Eden scheme, a farmer at Coupland Beck Farm in Appleby is explaining to the children and police how he defends against rural crime.
Rural crime cost Cumbria £590,000 in 2014.
A programme which educates young people across Dumfries and Galloway about the farming industry may be coming to an end, if funding can't be found.
The Royal Highland Education Trust has run school farm trips for the past four years.
They say it's crucial to give pupils an idea about potential careers in agriculture:
We're looking at the Scottish Government. They have funded us but that's about to slow down now we need to look at other funding.
The feedback from the young people today has been fantastic, hopefully we've got them engaged in food and farming so it's a positive message for all."
Today two major livestock auction companies have combined to create the UK's largest marts business,Read the full story ›