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Agriculture Bill 2017-19

David Whelan looks at the UK’s Agriculture Bill 2017-19, described by the Government as “the first comprehensive agriculture bill for five decades” yet criticised by the opposition as a “huge missed opportunity”....

The road to social value

As the Stormont stalemate passes beyond the two-year benchmark, Northern Ireland remains the only part of the United Kingdom without any form of social value legislation. Niall Coleman speaks with Stewart Dickson...

A view of the borough

Across a range of social indicators, Ards and North Down is consistently reflected as a happy and healthy place to live, with the borough boasting the highest rate of life satisfaction in...

Demand for wool set to grow

Demand for wool is set to grow significantly over the coming years, according to the chairman of Ulster Wool and Northern Ireland’s regional British Wool representative Brendan Kelly. British Wool, formerly the...

Farm incomes fall by almost a quarter

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published the first estimate for farm incomes in 2018. Revealed in the statistics is a 24 per cent real term fall in...