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Manx NFU President calls for immediate closure of public rights of way across farmsteads

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Manx NFU President asks government to close public rights of way across farmsteads to protect our local food supply.

 

The Manx NFU is working with our members’ concerns over public rights of way through farm businesses in light of social distancing measures imposed as a result of COVID-19. To help our farmers the Manx NFU are doing everything we can to keep them safe whilst in …

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Manx NFU Presiedent calls for immediate closure of public rights of way across farmsteads

News Release

 

Manx NFU President asks government to close public rights of way across farmsteads to protect our local food supply.

 

The Manx NFU is working with our members’ concerns over public rights of way through farm businesses in light of social distancing measures imposed as a result of COVID-19. To help our farmers the Manx NFU are doing everything we can to keep them safe whilst in …

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Self isolation

Who will farm if you can’t?

We would like you to watch the video first.

updated 22nd March to include that Farmers are key workers which is great news, we will never be stopped from farming even if the rest of the island is on a curfew or house isolated. However if you have symptoms of an infected person or an infected person lives in your house or if you …

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COVID – 19

Your Manx NFU have been reviewing the Government advice that is currently available and the affairs of industry in our neighboring jurisdictions to try and ascertain what is the best advice to be offering to our members and the wider agricultural sector. We have sent this email to everyone on our mailing list.

The Manx NFU are here to support our industry and we will be supporting farmers through …

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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

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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

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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