The NI/ROI Protocol

It’s official. The act of union has “impliedly been repealed”. Oh dear….

Sam may put a bit more effort to acquiring his rubber items.
 

Muck Spreader

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Limousin

Farm buy

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Livestock Farmer

Link to full report mentioned in the article
https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/media/Media,1125200,smxx.pdf
Those words Parliamentary sovereignty that was used so often during the Brexit debated has been used again in the counter argument
 

Ashtree

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Billy the flour miller in NI, is expanding capacity to keep Pat the baker in ROI supplied. Protocol or no protocol Billy is doing more and more business with Pat.
Meanwhile @Ashtree having priced around for a kit shed for machinery, is expecting delivery next Tuesday from Armagh. My contractor is agitating my slurry as we speak, with an agitator made in NI and delivered direct from there only yesterday. The delivery truck was loaded with equipment for ROI farmers in Kerry and Cork.
It really is an all island economy. Brexit has simply underpinned that fact.
 

le bon paysan

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Livestock Farmer
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Limousin, France

nivilla1982

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Livestock Farmer
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From the world of Twitter.
 

JimAndy

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portadown
So I've a friend growing some spuds. the border runs down the field. the gate to the field is in the RoI but the farm yard is in NI.

so if we have a land border
does he need a export cert for the spuds that he dig in NI but have to go in to the EU(RoI) to get out of the field
does he need to wash the spuds as we found out the EU don't let soil into there country
on that note does he need to wash the tractor and get a vet cert every time he crosses the border

luck the Brexters keep telling us we don't need a border it the EU problem, so he have no problem bringing them to his yard, and if the duty is less on RoI derv he make sure to fill the tractor every time he crosses, why pay TAX

and that just one small 6A field, now work out how hard it will be for a 300 mile border
 

The Agrarian

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Location
Co Antrim
I find that a bit puzzling. The border is along the county boundaries. The counties were divided into parishes, and parishes into townlands. Each townland boundary around here is marked by a hedge or a river, and cannot be removed. Even if you were permitted to remove a townland boundary, what heathen would have so little respect for their historical value they they would destroy the physical marker?
 
So I've a friend growing some spuds. the border runs down the field. the gate to the field is in the RoI but the farm yard is in NI.

so if we have a land border
does he need a export cert for the spuds that he dig in NI but have to go in to the EU(RoI) to get out of the field
does he need to wash the spuds as we found out the EU don't let soil into there country
on that note does he need to wash the tractor and get a vet cert every time he crosses the border

luck the Brexters keep telling us we don't need a border it the EU problem, so he have no problem bringing them to his yard, and if the duty is less on RoI derv he make sure to fill the tractor every time he crosses, why pay TAX

and that just one small 6A field, now work out how hard it will be for a 300 mile border
He will have no problem with spuds they can go to any Eu contry or into GB the only problem will be if he wants to bring in seed from Scotland cant bring them into NI
 

Ashtree

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There are umpteen farms and farm yards straddling the border from what I have seen on a plethora of RTE documentaries over the years.
Prime Time for example. Not known for sensationalism or makey uppy facts.
 

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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