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  • NORTHERN IRELAND'S Agricultural Minister, Michelle O'Neill, has announced a number of CAP reform roadshow dates to help farm businesses prepare for the new area based schemes ahead of the 2015 Single Farm Applicarion period.

  • FORMER BUTE farmer, NFUS president and Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon has been appointed as one of four new members to the board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, with effect from April 1.

  • THE VERBAL tussle between tenant farmers and landlords continued this week as landowners called for evidence of the wrong-doing alluded to by tenants' leaders - only to be told that there is too much fear in the sector for individuals to come forward.

  • SCOTLAND'S Solicitor General has promised a full review of agricultural crime prosecution policy, after the plight of those affected - and the lenient sentencing of the perpetrators - was highlighted in Holyrood.

  • SCOTLAND'S BEEF industry has called on CabSec Richard Lochhead to implement the recommendations of the Beef 2020 report.

YFC News

YFC News

  • THE SAYFC weekend was finished off in style with a quiz held at the Albert Hall during the speechmaking final, which saw the qualifying North, West and East teams go head to head, with buzzer and individual rounds putting their knowledge to the test.

  • ANOTHER sell-out crowd and an increase in teams on the year resulted in another cracking evening of entertainment at the SAYFC North Region's talent competition, the Northern Spotlights.

  • AS usual, the senior speechmaking final saw an exceptional quality of speakers discuss various topics in the Albert Hall, last Sunday.

  • ONE of the organisation's most prestigious competitions for the 'Member of the Year', was decided over the weekend and it was a shellshocked Lizze McJannet who took home the top title.

  • HOCKEY players braved the rain, wind and sleet to take part in the National finals held at Stirling University last Sunday.

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