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NI pork ready for export to China

Preparations are already underway to send the first consignment of pork from Northern Ireland to China.

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Dartan Hall has sold for �1.73m

Co Armagh Victorian home sells for £1.73m

A period home in Co Armagh has been sold for £1.73m.

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Justin McCarthy IFJ, with Crosby Cleland UFU Beef and Lamb policy Chair, Jim Nicholson MEP and Victor Chestnutt, UFU Deputy President.

Nicholson hosts trade debate

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has hosted a hearing in the European Parliament discussing the prospect of an EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, and what that will mean for Europe’s sensitive agricultural sectors.

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No MOT for farm tractors welcomed

No MOT for farm tractors welcomed

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed confirmation from the Department for Infrastructure that farm tractors will not be subject to MOT tests.

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Potential fodder crisis on horizon

Potential fodder crisis on horizon

The prolonged wet weather has resulted in a potential shortage of fodder or poor quality silage for some farms.

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Colin McDonald

RUAS launches search for new chief executive

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society is seeking a new chief executive.

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Two men overcome by slurry fumes

Police and other emergency services have been in attendance at a farm in the Fintona area today (Saturday 14th October) following a report that two men had been overcome by slurry fumes.

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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The proposal!

Harry’s wedding proposal is outstanding in its field

When it comes to proposals and wedding pictures farmers really are outstanding in their field!

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Helpline founder hopes to reach out to Northern Ireland’s ‘800’ gay farmers

A Co Down man behind a dedicated helpline for gay farmers estimates that there are around 800 gay farmers or farm workers in Northern Ireland, many of whom are suffering in silence from mental health issues.

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Agricultural trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK is worth more than double that with the Republic of Ireland

Farmers’ groups in Dublin and Belfast reject NI-UK trade barriers

Farmers’ groups on both sides of the Irish border are unhappy with proposals in a leaked memo suggesting trade in agri-foods could be done on an all-Ireland basis post-Brexit.

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DAERA confirms increase in rate of advance CAP payments

DAERA confirms increase in rate of advance CAP payments

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) today confirmed that the rate of advance CAP payments will increase from 50% to 70% of claim value.

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A team of tractors tackle floodwaters

Flood response highlights community spirit in Northern Ireland

Autoline and Johnston Press have teamed up to showcase local communities who come together in a time of crisis.

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How do you solve a problem like footbathing?

How do you solve a problem like footbathing?

Members of the technical team at Provita are fully aware of the fact that footbathing can often be a tedious job.

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Paul Vernon - CEO Glanbia Cheese Limited

Paul Vernon is new chairman of Dairy UK

Dairy UK has announces Chief Executive of Glanbia Cheese, Paul Vernon as new chairman.

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Five years on from triple farm tragedy, tributes paid to Ulster’s Nevin Spence

Those closest to Ulster Rugby star Nevin Spence have paid tribute to him ahead of the five-year anniversary of his tragic death in a farming accident that also claimed the lives of his brother Graham and father Noel.

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Pictured today at the launch of The Farm Safety Partnership Action Plan 2017-2020 are (left-right) James Speers, President of the Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster, Keith Morrison, Chairman of the Farm Safety Partnership and Farmer, James Chapman. Picture: Michael Cooper

‘Sustainable Safety’ at heart of new farm safety action plan

The Farm Safety Partnership today launched its new Action Plan 2017-2020, entitled ‘Sustainable Safety’, highlighting its ongoing practical approach to every day farm safety.

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Thelma Gorman

Woman killed in Co Armagh farming accident named

A woman killed in a farming accident in Co Armagh has been named locally as Thelma Gorman.

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Gilbert Crawford who died after a short illness

Passing of Mid Ulster businessman Gilbert Crawford has left a 'massive void' in community

The death of prominent businessman Gilbert Crawford has left a "massive void", not only in his family, but also in the business world in Maghera and much further afield, a Mid Ulster councillor said today.

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Female pedestrian in hospital after accident with tractor

Police in Antrim are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision involving a female pedestrian and a tractor on New Street in Randalstown last night (Wednesday, 6th September).

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