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Stronger Links With The EU And North America Are Vital Says O’Neill

The North is working hard to strengthen its agri-food trade links with the United States and across the European Union. That was the key message from Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill when she addressed the prestigious 37th North American and EU Agricultural Conference Gala Dinner in Belfast on Thursday 22 October….

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O’Neill Underlines Support For Farming Community At Ploughing Championships At Lisburn Park

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill today told farmers that she remains determined to do all she can during these challenging times for the agri-food industry. During a visit to the 72nd International Ploughing Championships at Balmoral Park, Lisburn, Minister O’Neill toured the exhibition stands along with Wilson Holden,…

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O’Neill Announces First Phase Of Farm Business Improvement Scheme

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today used her keynote speech at the National Ploughing Championships to announce the first phase of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS). Speaking during a special reception at the Championships in Co. Laois, the Minister said that the Rural Development Programme has been a key source…

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O’Neill Launches 2015 Single Application Process

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced the opening of the 2015 Single Application process. The Single Application online service is available from today, with paper packs beginning to arrive with farmers before the end of March 2015. This year’s application process heralds significant changes under EU reform of the Common…

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O’Neill Hails SOAR A Success In Down And Armagh

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has hailed the success of the Southern Organisation for Action in Rural Areas (SOAR) in boosting the rural economy in Counties Down and Armagh. Speaking at a celebration event in Armagh, the Minister said that SOAR, which is the delivery agent for the Rural Development Programme…

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O’Neill Promotes Agri-Food Sector’s Leading Food Traceability Controls

Today (Tuesday 8 April) in Belfast, Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill opened a major international food safety conference. At the Food Integrity and Traceability Conference food safety experts from around the world met to discuss the current and emerging threats to the integrity of the agri-food supply chain and new analytical…

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