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Scrap metal thefts in decline

Scrap metal thefts in decline

Scrap metal has a long history of falling victim to rural thieves and although the actions of these rural thieves could be described as somewhat opportunist., in many cases, the thief will already have sourced a buyer for the stolen scrap and are in effect ‘stealing to order’.

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Randox Northern Ireland Potato Festival

Randox Northern Ireland Potato Festival

Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president, David Brown, says that the Randox Northern Ireland Potato Festival 2019 is set to be an extremely successful event and the UFU are delighted to be part of the celebrations.

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New Rural Dweller Membership launched

New Rural Dweller Membership launched

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has launched a new membership category for rural dwellers, offering those who may not actively farm, the opportunity to support the UFU in their role of promoting and supporting a vibrant and sustainable rural economy where agriculture is secure and pivotal to its future.

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Recruitment for Open Farm Weekend 2019

Recruitment for Open Farm Weekend 2019

Recruitment for the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend 2019 is well underway and the steering group is looking for a whole host of new farmers to help educate the public on the realities of farming and food production. Taking place on 15th and 16th June 2019, the award-winning event aims to involve a wide variety of working farms throughout Northern Ireland.

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Pictured from left are Ruth Pollock (Mid Tyrone Group Manager); Ruth Aiken (Mid Tyrone office); Andrew Caldwell (Mid Tyrone Group Chairman); Ray Elkin (County Tyrone Chairman); Michelle McDaid (Air Ambulance NI); 'Stewart Grey (Mid Tyrone Group Manager); Reggie Alcorn (Mid Tyrone Committee); and Ramey Cunningham (Mid Tyrone office)

Mid Tyrone reflect on 2018

Mid Tyrone UFU were delighted to be able to present a cheque of £4,690 to Air Ambulance NI as part of the UFU centenary celebrations in 2018. This was in addition to the £4,000 raised at the County Tyrone UFU dinner in November.

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Agents for change in
the UK dairy sector

Agents for change in the UK dairy sector

Last week, a UFU delegation attended the 29th Semex Dairy Conference in Glasgow. Coinciding with the Prime Minister’s “Meaningful Vote” on her proposals on the deal to see us leave the EU, it was fitting that the theme for the two-day event was “Agents for Change”.

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2019 Annual VI Operator Road Shows

2019 Annual VI Operator Road Shows

The dates for the 2019 Annual VI Operators Roadshows have now been announced. These workshops are being delivered jointly by the Ulster Farmers’ Union and CAFRE at various locations around Northern Ireland.

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) inception date fast approaching

Making Tax Digital (MTD) inception date fast approaching

With just seventy-eight days remaining to the introduction of Making Tax Digital, the UFU Legislation Committee would again like to encourage UFU members to take the necessary steps to ensure that they can comply with the requisites brought about through the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD).

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