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Closing date looms for Tier 1

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has reminded farmers and growers that applications for Tier 1 of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) – Capital Scheme will close on 16 December 2016.

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Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen welcomes Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural affairs Andrea Leadsom to Belfast. The Ministers visited�a farm in Comber and Lakeland Dairies in Newtownards, where they met with agri-food industry representatives.

McIlveen welcomes Cabinet Minister Andrea Leadsom to Northern Ireland

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Michelle McIlveen today welcomed Secretary of State Andrea Leadsom to Northern Ireland for a day of engagements focused on the agri-food sector.

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Slideshow: Exceptional cattle at 93rd Allams Christmas show and sale

Allams held their 93rd Christmas Show & Sale of Spectacular Calves and Beef Cattle in the RUAS Showgrounds Balmoral, Belfast on Tuesday, 29th November 2016.

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McIlveen announces start of issuing of £79.4million in Basic Payments

McIlveen announces start of issuing of £79.4million in Basic Payments

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that Basic Payments totalling £79.4million have been issued today.

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Slideshow: Massive support for memorial tractor run for 17-year-old road victims

A tractor run organised in memory of two teenagers tragically killed in a car accident earlier this year had a massive turnout of around 200 tractors.

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Mossley Mill.

Angry scenes at council meeting as contentious pig farm gets approval

There were angry scenes at a Co Antrim council meeting after a contentious application for a pig farm was given the go ahead.

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Rural Support responds to Protect Life 2 consultation

Rural Support responds to Protect Life 2 consultation

Suicide remains an issue right across Northern Ireland, with rural Northern Ireland seeing 79 deaths by suicide in 2015 according to NISRA; up from 70 the previous year.

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McIlveen announces opening of second tranche of Business Development Groups

McIlveen announces opening of second tranche of Business Development Groups

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that applications to the Business Development Group (BDG) programme will reopen to dairy and pig farmers on 16 November 2016.

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Ulster Rugby's Nevin Spence, who lost his life along with his father and brother in a farm accident in 2012

Almost 50 farm deaths in last five years

Farming accidents have claimed the lives of nearly 50 people in Northern Ireland since 2011.

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Video: Winners of Farming Life/Danske Bank awards revealed

It really was a case of country coming to town last night as the annual Farming Life and Danske Bank awards were held in the Ramada Plaza, Belfast.

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Alistair Sloss leaves behind a wife and five children

Daughter pays tribute to tragic farmer Alastair Sloss

The heartbroken daughter of farmer Alastair Sloss has posted a tender picture of her with her late father to her Facebook page.
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Keith Thompson, left, of Ulster Bank and Bill Coffey in Portavogie with The Opportune tied up behind them

£1/2m fishing investment to significantly boost efficiency

A half million pound investment by a Portavogie fisherman is set to see him boost business by 33 per cent and support the development of the industry in one of Northern Ireland’s key fishing ports.

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CAP payments are on their way

CAP payments are on their way

More than 19,000 farm businesses right across Northern Ireland will receive advance CAP payments from Monday, Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has confirmed.

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Police issue Peregrine falcon appeal

Police issue Peregrine falcon appeal

Police in Antrim have issued an appeal for information after an injured Peregrine falcon was discovered earlier this month (September) in the Ballyclare area.

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Michelle McIlveen is to visit China in the near future to promote Northern Irelands agri-food market

Brexit boosts sheep, cattle and dairy prices

Brexit has helped boost Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry, MLAs have been told.

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Cows.

Dale Farm calls for more milk

In response to this week’s confirmation of the details regarding the implementation of the EU voluntary milk production reduction scheme in Northern Ireland, Dale Farm – the processing arm of United Dairy Farmers – is confirming that it wants all the milk which the co-op’s membership can produce.

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Thieve stole 55 lambs and two ewes in Londonderry.

Criminals steal 55 lambs and two ewes

Police in Londonderry are appealing for information following the theft of approximately 55 lambs and two ewes from the Lisglass Road area.

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A tractor in PSNI colours

Crime unit with just one constable ‘a smokescreen’

The PSNI’s Rural Crime Unit appeared to have been little more than a “smokescreen”, an MLA has said.

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