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O’Neill Meets Farmers To Discuss Dairy Crisis

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill today continued her busy round of talks on the milk crisis and heard first-hand about the issues facing farmers impacted by the steep fall in milk prices over this past year. The Minister welcomed a delegation of farmers from Fair Price Farming NI…

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O’Neill Highlights Importance Of Level II Agriculture Qualification

Do not underestimate how much an educational qualification will assist you in the development of your farm as a business. That was the key message from Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill when she met young farming students taking the Level II qualification at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise…

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O’Neill Publishes Proposals For New Rural Proofing Bill

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill today launched a public consultation on policy proposals for a new Rural Proofing Bill. The Bill would require policy-makers to assess whether proposed policy is likely to have a different impact in rural areas compared with elsewhere. Minister O’Neill said: “The proposed Rural…

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1800 Projects Benefit From Rural Development funds Says O’Neill

Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced that the Rural Development Programme is at full commitment, with £86million committed within Axis 3 to over 1,800 projects. The Minister was speaking at an event at the Ulster American Folk Park, near Omagh to mark the achievement that £10million has been spent…

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