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It won’t happen to me

Every fortnight people from a farming background, or who have a heart for the countryside, will offer a personal reflection on faith and rural life. They hope that you will be encouraged by it.

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Burning wood pellets

Finance Minister to meet with parties on 'no-hiding-place inquiry' into RHI

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is to meet with political parties tomorrow to discuss the Public Inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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McIlveen must
use next six weeks to clear backlog’

McIlveen must
use next six weeks to clear backlog’

Ulster Unionist agriculture spokesperson, Harold McKee MLA, has urged Michelle McIlveen to use her final six weeks in office before March’s election to clear the backlog of Basic Payment appeals in her department.

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Political parties to discuss terms of reference for RHI ‘scandal’ inquiry

Political parties to discuss terms of reference for RHI ‘scandal’ inquiry

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir will meet with political parties tomorrow (Monday) to discuss the public inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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Announcement on ANC payment is welcomed

Announcement on ANC payment is welcomed

UFU hill farming chairman, Ian Buchanan, says that while the announcement of payment rates for the 2017 ANC scheme is very welcome, DAERA must find ways to extend the scheme beyond 2018 given that, as is well demonstrated, the total pot of funding streams coming into the ANC is decreasing significantly.

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Increasing numbers of local dairy farmers are using Calf Excel, from HVS Animal Health, as part of their standard calf feeding and management practices

Focus on calf rearing

The ongoing recovery in milk price should be used by dairy farmers as an opportunity to invest in more effective calf rearing practices,” according to Paul Elwood of HVS Animal health.

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New Charolais Society chief executive

New Charolais Society chief executive

Peter Phythian has been appointed chief executive of the British Charolais Cattle Society from 14 March. He succeeds David Benson who is retiring at the end of March after 29 years.

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Michelle McIlveen

Minister tells young farmers they are 'leaders of tomorrow'

The Minister for Agriculture today told young farmers at an event in Cookstown that while prospects for agri-food are good they would be needed to help shape the sector's future.

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Barclay Bell

UFU calls for solution to border concerns

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says the decision to take the UK out of the EU Single Market adds a further twist to the Brexit debate – but it says it believes arrangements will emerge that will allow trade with the EU 27 to continue.

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RHI: Wells reveals four family members are in scheme

RHI: Wells reveals four family members are in scheme

A DUP Assemblyman has revealed that four members of his family have installed wood pellet boilers under the RHI scheme for their poultry farms.

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Mr Osborne is the latest politico to take a post in the financial sector

Former chancellor Osborne to work as adviser for asset manager BlackRock

Former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne is to join asset manager BlackRock as a senior adviser, becoming the latest in a string of politicians to enter the world of finance.

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CEO Glyn Roberts

NIIRTA ‘outraged’ at rise in street parking charges

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has expressed surprise and dismay at the Infrastructure Ministers’ decision to hike on-street car charges in Belfast, Newry and Lisburn without any consultation with traders’ groups.

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David and Jill Crawford at their Portaferry home with their children Ollie and Mya

New Euro market ‘wins’ for artisan granola producer

Just Live a Little, the Northern Ireland artisan producer of breakfast cereals, has won its first business in Slovenia.

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Police in Armagh have made an appeal for information after a 1973 red Massey Ferguson 135 tractor was reported stolen.

Stolen vintage Massey is recovered by police

Following information from the public, police from Armagh carried out searches of a property and recovered a vintage Massey Ferguson tractor 135, which had been reported stolen on January 15th.

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BT has announced price changes

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

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Pictured at the launch of the Carrick Times Business Awards 2017 in the Dobbs Room in the Town Hall are (L to R) Dessie Blackadder Content Editor, Anne Donaghy CEO of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Audrey Wales Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Valerie Martin Group Editor and Andrena O`Prey Times Series. INCT 04-001-PSB

Celebrating the best businesses in Carrickfergus and district

Business, community and local authority representatives have given their support to the 2017 Carrickfergus Business Awards.

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A lack of suitable properties to trade up to could be holding back activity

Homeowners moving house down for first time in five years

The number of existing homeowners moving house fell last year, marking the first annual fall in five years, a report has found.

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Mr Thomas Harkin the New Chairman of Tyrone Farming Society and Mr Joe Crozier the New Vice Chairman have their picture taken during the A.G.M. Jmac-03

Harkin appointed new chairman

North Tyrone man Thomas Harkin has been appointed the new chairman of the Tyrone Farming Society.

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Marty Scaminaci of US-based Bemis Company pictured in Campsie with Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton

US packaging firm chooses Londonderry for 95 job investment

Almost 100 new jobs are to be created in Londonderry with the arrival of a US based packaging firm in the city.

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Part of the now disused Portavo reservoir at the centre of the case

Court ruling in favour of property developer over reservoir

A property developer has won a High Court battle with Northern Ireland Water in his wider bid to buy back lands at a north Down reservoir.

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