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Significant increases in 2018 fishing quotas

There have been significant increases in the fish quotas available to the local fishing fleet for 2018.

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DAERA begins consultatation on proposals to eradicate TB

DAERA begins consultatation on proposals to eradicate TB

Changes TB compensation levels and an annual herd test payment are just two of the proposals in a consulation process launched by DAERA into the ongoing problem of Bovine TB.

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Remaining payments are due to get underway in December.

Balance and full CAP payments to begin issuing in December

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that it will start issuing balance/full CAP payments from Friday 1 December 2017.

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Richards Charolais Heifer (pictured) will be up for auction on the night and has already generated much interest from potential buyers. Her full sale price will be donated to Childrens Heartbeat Trust.

Charity auction heads to Ballymena

Items estimated at a value of more than £10,000 have so far been donated for Ballymena Livestock Market’s Charity Auction on Thursday in conjunction with Gleno Young Farmers.

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Glyposate is relicensed for five years

Glyposate is relicensed for five years

A qualified majority of EU member states has voted to renew the license for the controversial weed killer glyphosate for five years.

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Chief Vet Robert Huey

Farmers urged to plan ahead to protect animal welfare following poor harvest

Northern Ireland’s Chief Veterinary Officer Robert Huey today urged farmers to plan ahead after poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have left fodder in short supply.

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NI pork ready for export to China

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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Editorial image.

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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