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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lords to question minister on Cadmium

Lords to question minister on Cadmium

The House of Lords European Union Committee will today take evidence from George Eustice, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at DEFRA on EU proposals to change the regulation of fertilisers.

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BSE case confirmed in Co Galway

BSE case confirmed in Co Galway

A case of BSE has been confirmed in Co Galway.

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McIlveen announces 2017 ANC payment rates

McIlveen announces 2017 ANC payment rates

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen today announced the payment rates for the 2017 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme. The ANC Scheme is a measure in the Department’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme.

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Single market decision a further twist to Brexit debate - UFU

Single market decision a further twist to Brexit debate - UFU

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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Police searching for stolen lambs

Newborn lambs, some just eight hours old, stolen from farm

Six newborn lambs have been stolen from beside their mums, some just eight hours old.

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DAERA Minister Michelle McIlveen meets with members of the Agriculture and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Implementation Partnership to discuss how the agriculture sector is progressing in tackling greenhouses gases.

Partnership helps to reduce greenhouse gases

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Michelle McIlveen has met the Agri-Forestry Greenhouse Gases Implementation Partnership (GHGIP) to discuss how the agriculture sector is progressing in tackling greenhouses gases.

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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 promotes business plan training

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced a new training programme for farmers and growers applying for Tier 2 of the new Farm Business Improvement Scheme – Capital in Tranche 1.

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Input costs hit
as Sterling is on the slide again

Input costs hit
as Sterling is on the slide again

Sterling fell to its lowest level against the Euro since 10 November and hit a 31-year low against the US dollar on Monday of this week.

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John McMordie from NIHBA talking to Richard Elliott SNR and JNR on their farm in Co Down

Hereford bulls get the thumbs up

Co Down farmer Richard Elliott certainly gave the Hereford breed a seal of approval when chatting to John McMordie from the Northern Ireland Hereford Breeders Association on his farm just outside Downpatrick last week.

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Kyle Henry, Genus ABS.

Genus ABS team expands in Northern Ireland

Increasing demand for services and products has resulted in the appointment of another highly skilled and knowledgable member to the growing team at Genus ABS.

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Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership Chairman William King, PSNI Sergeant Terry McKenna,  PCSP Officer Melissa Lemon and Sharon Burnett from Causeway Women's Aid want to raise awareness of domestic violence in the rural community.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Victims of domestic abuse are urged to speak out

Domestic violence isn’t just a problem in towns and urban settings.

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