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ScotGrass hailed as huge success

Organisers of ScotGrass, which took place in Dumfries on Wednesday, say the event was a huge success.

More than 5,000 farmers from across the UK travelled to the Crichton Royal Farm to learn about the latest technologies and techniques used in grass production.

The event was also a boost to the local economy, with hotels and restaurants noticing a rise in trade over the past few days.

Lori Carnochan was at the event:

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.

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