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Well many farmers in the north west will remember a farmers rights march which took place to Dublin in 1966. James Gallagher, the Chairperson of Leitrim IFA says it has led to significant steps in the farming sector over the years. On the 50th anniversary this year it’s being remembered…

A west of Ireland man is to take up the position as the new chair of the independent Commonage Implementation Committee. The Minister for Agriculture has appointed Mr Padraig Gibbons to the position this week. Mr Gibbons, a farmer from Mayo, has experience of all aspects of the agricultural sector,…

People within the farming community who have lost a loved one to a farming accident can attend an event in Tuam later this week. Teagasc are offering a new service this year to bereaved families. EMBRACE, an organisation set up to support these families is organising the event in Tuam…

Efforts are ongoing to secure funding for a mentoring programme for victims of farm accidents. It’s all part of the work to the EMBRACE group which was set up in to support families who have lost a loved one to a farm accident. It also aims to support people who…

The Chinese Ambassador was in Sligo yesterday. Speaking about the importance of exports to China, the ambassador Dr. Yue Xiaoyong said based on its good relationship with agri-companies and co-ops in Ireland he hopes to develop that relationship. Speaking to Ocean FM News at Riverside yesterday, he said that the…

In farm news this evening, Sheep farmers in the north west can attend a special sheep forum taking place in Mayo on Monday. The Irish Farmers Association Hill Farmers Forum is taking place in Newport on Monday 20th June. Kevin Comiskey, the Leitrim representative on the national sheep committee says…