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Manx Radio ahead of Brexit day

Organisation has been lobbying government ahead of transition period

Countries producing food at standards considered illegal in the Isle of Man could gain access to the Manx market after Brexit.

That’s according to the Manx National Farmers Union ahead of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union tonight.

The body has been lobbying the Isle of Man to ensure a smooth transition for local farmers.

Andrew Cooper is the …

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updated AFGS guidance

Recently updated by DEFA to include a cap and ‘up to’ grant rates.

 

https://www.gov.im/media/1352392/guidance-agricultural-and-horticultural-production-nov-2019-181219.pdf

 

Press release – killer dogs on the loose

News Release

 

Friday 24th January 2020 12.45pm

incident happened at approximately 11.30am 24/01/2020.

 

Killer dogs on the loose – second reported attack in two days

 

A farmer in Lezayre came across the dogs attacking his sheep earlier today. He described the dogs as large springer type dogs, one was liver and white in colour with a red collar and the second dog was a darker colour possibly …

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MNFU President response to Tynwald accepting climate change report

News Release

21st of January 2020

 

In response to government receiving Professor Currans Climate Change ‘Impact’ report, Tim Johnston, President of the Manx NFU said;

 

“The Manx National Farmers Union has been clear with its position on Manx farming’s role in tackling climate change. Manx farmers are part of the solution, not part of the problem.

The Manx NFU do support the higher ambition pathway of reaching net …

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2020 plastic drop off dates

Multi drop dates for all Farm plastics. Date Venue Opening times 12th Nov 2019 DCS site Sunny Bank Foxdale 8:00 to 16:00 21st Nov 2019 Kerrow Moar Croft, Lezayre 8:00 to 16:00 10th Dec 2019 DCS site Sunny Bank Foxdale 8:00 to 16:00 7th Jan 2020 DCS site Sunny Bank Foxdale 8:00 to 16:00 4th Feb 2020 DCS site Sunny Bank Foxdale 8:00 to 16:00 13th Feb 2020 Kerrow …

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ADS Consultation Government Link

https://consult.gov.im/environment-food-and-agriculture/agriculture-strategy/

 

Dear Manx NFU Member

Please see the above link to the ADS Consultation which closes on 9th April 2019. Please call the office on 662204 if you have any queries.

Manx NFU

 

1 years free membership for new entrants and young farmers

MANX NATIONAL FARMERS’ UNION

First Floor, Quay House, South Quay, Douglas, IM1 5AR. Tel: 01624 662204. Email: gensec@manx-nfu.org

www.manx-nfu.org

1 Years Free Membership Form 2017-2018 For new entrants, young farmers and agricultural workers

(Please complete and return to the Manx NFU office)

Name:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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DEFA Minister Mr Boot gives an update on the meatplant progress

Minister’s update on meat plant progress

Good progress is being made towards creating a meat plant that better serves the needs of the Island, Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, says.

 

A new operating company, set up to run the plant at Tromode, meets for the first time on Thursday (January 25th) to plan the way forward.

 

The Isle of Man Meat Company Ltd …

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2018 farm plastic drop off points and dates

Please find below the 2018 Plastics Collection and Drop Off points dates and times.

Please note that the collection points are for bale wrap and farm plastics only – wood, building materials, tyres or fallen stock (this has happened in the past!) will not be accepted and must disposed of using alternative methods.

Also, we have been asked to remind farmers to schedule drop offs as much as possible during …

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2017 Plastics Collection and Drop Off Points

Please find below the 2018 Plastics Collection and Drop Off points dates and times.

Please note that the collection points are for bale wrap and farm plastics only – wood, building materials, tyres or fallen stock (this has happened in the past!) will not be accepted and must disposed of using alternative methods.

Also, we have been asked to remind farmers to schedule drop offs as much as possible during …

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