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Simple steps to protect your well

Central Statistics Office census figures indicate that there are about 170,000 wells in Ireland.

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Inspector’s role key to organic sector

Like me, Fergus Cronin took over from the late David Storey. While I took over this column , Fergus Cronin took over his organic inspections. We spoke about Fergus’s role as an organic inspector, and what that entails.

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Q&A ... Do you want to be a dairy farmer?

Do you want to be a dairy farmer? Here’s what you need to know.

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The 50 most frequently asked dairy questions

Q&A: Basics of dairy farming
Teagasc has compiled 50 frequently asked questions and answers for prospective new entrants to dairy farming.

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Funding must be secured to open GLAS scheme

IFA has asked Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to organise meetings around the country to outline his plans for commonages.

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Major changes loom for NI farm payment system

Q&A: DARDNI
Following decisions taken at the end of the June, farmers in Northern Ireland know major changes lie ahead, compared to their existing Single Payment Scheme system of many different entitlement rates per hectare.

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