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PMG Reopens For Applications

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced a further call for applications to the Processing and Marketing Grant (PMG) Scheme. The PMG Scheme is an important part of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2007-2013 and provides capital grant assistance to local agri food processing businesses.  This is the…

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O’Neill Tests Her Sweet Tooth

Helping to create rural micro-business in the rural parts of the north and encouraging the Social Economy sector are essential components of the Rural Development Programme. That was the message from Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill as she visited the Chocolate Memories social economy chocolate production facility in Moneyreagh. The…

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O’Neill Confirms Support for Farmers Through Difficult Times

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today (23 May) affirmed her support for farmers whose incomes have been impacted by bad weather and high feed costs. Responding to an Assembly motion on the fall in farm incomes, the Minister said: “There are a number of reasons for the fall in farm income in…

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