Ulster Farmers’ Union vegetable chairman, Adrian McGowan, would like to remind members to book their place for the fresh produce seminar titled, “Opportunities for Growth” held in CAFRE, Loughry Campus, Cookstown.
The UFU used a meeting with DEFRA’s Shadow Secretary of State to stress that any solution to Brexit must ensure minimal disruptions to trade north and south, while at the same time, not hamper trade east/west.
On November 5, 2018, UFU Dairy Chairman William Irvine will be representing Northern Ireland dairy producers at a public hearing which will address “Models of Co-operation to Strengthen the farmer’s Position in the Food Chain” in the European Parliament in Brussels.
The EU is to open talks to resolve a decades-long dispute with the US on restrictions on hormone free beef imports into the EU, following years of complaints from American farmers that they are losing out to other global players.
Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president, David Brown, says that the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre 2018 is set to be an extremely successful event and the UFU are delighted to be part of the celebrations promoting local ‘home grown’ produce.