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This Wednesday, members of the IFA grain committee occupied the head office of the Department of Agriculture in Dublin. They want clarification on the proposed tillage crisis fund for farmers who lost crops to bad weather during last year’s harvest. Anthony Jordan joined them in Agriculture House.
On Tuesday, news correspondent Amy Forde was at the Moorepark open day. She caught up with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and asked him for an update on the changes coming for various schemes, starting with the new ANC maps.
Agribusiness editor Eoin Lowry takes news correspodent Thomas Hubert through the annual milk price review published this week in association with KPMG.
Last week, Bord Bia held a meeting to update the companies taking part in its Brexit Barometer. Anthony Jordan talked to some of the agribusiness leaders at the event, starting with the chief executive of Dairygold, Jim Woulfe.
On Monday, livestock specialist Darren Carty was in Ballymena for the National Sheep Association’s Northern Ireland event. He asked the NSA’s chief executive Phil Stocker about the current challenges for sheep farmers.
Finally, we travel to Malta with Mary Phelan, who writes about the Mediterranean island in this week’s Irish Country Living. She shared her experience with Aisling Hussey.
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