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1,000 island farmers set to benefit from ANC top-up

Islands connected to the mainland by a permanent access route will not be eligible for a proposed disadvantaged areas top-up.

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College grant applications deadline closes next week

The deadline for applications for college grants is next week, August 1.

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Social networks help spread the good news about butter

The more I hear about the latest item trending on Twitter, the more I can feel the gap growing between myself and the coming generation.

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Hill farmers, led by IFA President Eddie Downey, centre, recently protested in Dublin over rural development concerns. The IFA has welcomed progress on some key issues in the latest proposals.

State outlines rural development schemes

Rural environment is one of the central themes of the LEADER element of the 2014-20 rural development programme which the Government has submitted to the EU.

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Tax restrictions keep vets in traditional sole trader model

Ireland has about 2,400 veterinary practitioners serving 130,000 farmers.

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Farm to be demo for expansion

A 90-cow share farm at Gurteen, Bandon will be operated by Shinagh Estates from 2015.

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Life impacted by taxation policies

Our tax system has had a profound impact on the Irish landscape, and not simply in a metaphorical context.

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Restored mill could be a model for us to build upon

One of the most inspiring community projects I have recently visited is Talgarth Mill.

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A brighter future ahead for contractors

Agricultural contractors have benefited from the recent spell of dry weather.

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Farm to be demo for expansion

A 90-cow share farm at Gurteen, Bandon will be operated by Shinagh Estates from 2015.

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