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Book now for fresh produce event

Book now for fresh produce event

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.

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Brexit must cause minimal upset  to trade

Brexit must cause minimal upset to trade

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.

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Union meets with BVA

Union meets with BVA

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has met with the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to discuss a range of issues relating to Brexit.

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Dairy cows at Greenmout Agricultural College. Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Models of co-operation to strengthen farmers’ position

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.

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Making tax digital - are you ready?

Making tax digital - are you ready?

At present only 11% of VAT, returns are filed using accounting software but that is all set to change on Monday 1st April 2019, when Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) will come into effect.

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Ulster Farmers' Union. Harvesting apples near Richhill, County Armagh.  Picture: Cliff Donaldson

All set for Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre

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.

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