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‘The Government has totally forgotten about rural Ireland’

Tommy McLoughlin is a part-time suckler and beef farmer in Malin Head, Co Donegal. In the midst of the ongoing crisis in the beef sector, he said he wanted a fair price for his product, not money through schemes.

Energy in Agriculture: renewables, grass and diversification

Tillage specialist Stephen Robb and Irish Country Living editor Amii McKeever attended this year's Energy in Agriculture event in Gurteen Agricultural College. Stephen spoke to Gurteen principal Mike Person about renewables and the head of a company who have a system to automate grass measurements. Amii explored the options for farmers to diversify their businesses.

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Care home fees in Northern Ireland

A common fear among farmers is that land will have to be sold to pay for care home fees. Peter Brown from the Martin, King, French & Ingram Solicitors explains the law around paying care home fees in Northern Ireland.

Blackgrass is here and it’s on the move

Stephen Robb talks to Teagasc ECT project adviser Jimmy Staples about the rise of blackgrass in Ireland’s tillage fields this year. Blackgrass is a highly competitive weed and resistance to multiple herbicide actives have been found in weed populations in the UK. Some of these resistant populations have now made their way to Ireland.

Combines4Charity launch 10 year anniversary mega draw

Stephen Robb talks to Combines4Charity PRO Tony Brady about their 10-year anniversary and the group’s efforts to raise over €700,000 for charity. To mark this occasion, the group has this week launched their 10-year anniversary mega draw.

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