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Fitzpatrick urges vigilance after attempted fertiliser theft

SDLP Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick has urged vigilance among the farming community after the attempted theft of fertiliser in the Mayobridge area.
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Byrne supports protesting farmers

SDLP West Tyrone MLA and Vice Chair of the Stormont Agriculture Committee Joe Byrne has joined farmers protesting in Belfast about the farmgate price crisis.
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SDLP meet farmers ahead of Milk Summit

SDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP and Vice Chair of the Stormont Agriculture Committee Joe Byrne MLA have met with a delegation of farmers to discuss the issues affecting them during the current milk crisis.
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Byrne Questions ‘Going for Growth’ plan

At a joint Assembly committee evidence session recently, Mr Tony O Neill and senior government officials were grilled on how the ‘Going for Growth’ strategy is progressing in N. Ireland. The two committees of DARD and DETI held a joint session with Mr Tony O Neill, Agri Food Strategy chairman and senior officials from both departments.
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Ritchie: Farmers need defending from floods

Farmers must be defended when it comes to flooding, and should receive higher priority regarding flood management and planning, SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said.
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