Cereals tickets to raise money for farming charities

Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

Early bird tickets for the Cereals Event 2022 are now on sale, with 50% of every ticket price going to a choice of three farming charities. Visitors will be able to choose whether their donation goes to Farming Community Network (FCN), RABI or Yellow Wellies. In addition, FCN will be hosting a fundraiser on day one of Cereals, with celebrity guests to be announced. “We know that farmers are facing a challenging time, with soaring input costs, the transition away from Basic Payments and the uncertainty of global trade deals,” explains event organiser, Alli McEntyre. “As an event, we want to support the industry with as much practical help and advice as possible, but we also wanted to raise funds for those who are most in need.” Visitors will be treated to ever-popular features including the AHDB winter wheat and barley recommended list showcase, expanded crop plots, NIAB Soil Hole and the NAAC Land Drainage Hub. In addition, there will be a wide array of working demonstrations – many of which have already sold out amid strong exhibitor demand. These include the Syngenta Sprays & Sprayers Arena, a regenerative agriculture drilling arena, a new machinery demo area showcasing machines…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...