Farming Matters [Radio Ulster]

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Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland's rural community.

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Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland's rural community.

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Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland\u2019s rural community.

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Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland\u2019s rural community.

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Chief Vet, Antibiotics in Animals and Grasslands conference20200128
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Farming Matters Live On The Farm20200218

This Tuesday Farming Matters takes the programme out of the studio and on to the farm. Nicola Weir and David Maxwell will be joined on the straw bales by young farmers from across Northern Ireland to chat about what the future holds for agriculture here. They’ll also have the opportunity to put questions to Edwin Poots - the minister with responsibility for farming and they’ll meet some young farmers who have become social media celebrities.

Nicola Weir and David Maxwell are joined on the bales by young farmers.

Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland's rural community.

Meet the Minister20200114

New agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, joins Nicola to talk about the future of farming

Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland\u2019s rural community.

Potato Problems And That Leaked Email20200303

How often do you boil up those flowery delights and serve them up at the dinner table? Maybe you've turned your back on potatoes for the lure of cous cous and quinoa. Well the Irish Farmers' Association is about to fight back by launching one a half million pounds campaign to 'sex up' the potato.
Nicola speaks to Thomas McKeown, Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Potato Committee and she's joined in studio by nutritionist Jane McClenaghan and Joanne Weir from Wilsons Country. Also on the programme Dr Esmond Birnie on the leaked Whitehall emailed that questioned whether farming really matters at all.

Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland's rural community.

The Ammonia Obstacle20200121

On the programme this week - are you a farmer that has been caught up with the change in planning rules for assessing ammonia when it comes to putting up new buildings or improving your farm? One farmer from County Antrim says he's had a battle to get his new milking parlour approved and probably wouldn't get it now under new guidelines.

Nicola is joined in studio we have our regular panelists beef farmer Libby Clarke and agri journalist Chris McCullough, who have been picking their way through the farming news - plus the latest livestock market report, weather and a very lively phone call from the farm, all the way from County Clare.

The farmer caught up with the change in planning rules for assessing ammonia

Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland\u2019s rural community.

Veganuary and farming20200107

Nicola Weir and her guests discuss veganuary and it's impact on farming.

Voices, views, stories, news and engaging chat from Northern Ireland\u2019s rural community.