Rural farming

Modi calls on farmers to embrace natural agriculture

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday again called on farmers to embrace natural agriculture and also called for strengthening the dairy sector. The prime minister, who was in Varanasi to inaugurate the Banas Dairy Kashi Sankul in Karkhiyaon, said natural agriculture required fewer inputs, produced better yields and was more …

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Farm Finance Donates for the Future of Agriculture | News

GREEN Members of Greenup County 4H and Greenup County FFA gathered at Imel’s greenhouse on Route 1 on Tuesday to show their appreciation for donations for the portable cattle pens. The cattle pens will be used at the Greenup County Fairgrounds. Due to their portable nature, they can be relocated …

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“Fuel thieves target rural farmers,” farmers warn

Leading rural insurer, NFU Mutual, has compiled a handy safety checklist to help keep your property safe this Christmas. Rebecca Davidson, Rural Affairs Specialist at NFU Mutual, explained: “Thieves are stealing anything they can get their hands on and reselling for a profit – and high prices for diesel and …

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Launch of consultation on future agricultural policy proposals for Northern Ireland

Minister Poots is pictured with (left to right) Victor Chestnutt, president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and Robert Workman, farmer in Larne. The consultation solicits stakeholder views on the policy proposals being developed to achieve the four key outcomes of the Future Strategic Framework for Agriculture portfolio, released by the …

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Rural Support wins a call for tenders | Life on the farm

Veronica Morris, Executive Director and Gillian Reid, Farm Support Manager). The pilot will see the organization and its team of business, financial and technical mentors and trainers working individually and in small groups with 50 farming businesses across Northern Ireland to help with decision-making to improve the sustainability of short-term …

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Trade deal with Australia will cost UK agriculture, forestry and fishing £ 94million, government study finds

The post-Brexit trade deal signed with Australia last week will see UK agriculture, forestry and fisheries take a hit of £ 94million, according to the government’s own impact assessment. The semi-processed food sector, which includes canned goods, is also set to hit £ 225million, as part of a “reallocation of …

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The impact of hard Brexit is just starting to be felt, says agriculture chief

The impact of a much harsher form of Brexit than promised has restricted access to key agricultural export markets on the continent in a way that is only starting to be felt, according to the President from FUW, Glyn Roberts, in her year-end speech. Mr Roberts also said the ongoing …

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The Minister encourages responses to the draft green growth strategy

Minister Poots is pictured with (left to right) Chris Corken, Head of the Science, Engineering and Construction Department at Belfast Metropolitan College; Paul McCormack, Principal Partner of GenComm and Head of Innovation at Belfast Metropolitan College, and Eamon Kerr GenComm is an Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) funded project, which aims …

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Longford Leader Farming: ICSA calls for GLAS extension deadline to be extended

ICSA Rural Development President Tim Farrell called on the Agriculture Department to extend the deadline for GLAS 1, 2 and 3 participants to renew their contracts to next year. “Participants were asked to respond by text message indicating whether they wished to continue with the program. However, the CAHI understands …

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The Fiji Times »A Bright Future for Agriculture

Fijian exports of fresh and chilled agricultural products topped $ 100 million in 2020, Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy said. During a three-day visit to Taveuni recently, he said this was an indication of the continued growth of the agricultural sector. According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, …

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