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Bioenergy planting date extended

The Department of Agriculture has announced a two-week extension to the closing date for the submission of applications under this year's Bioenergy Scheme, which now closes on Wednesday, February 2.

Details of this year's scheme and application forms can be obtained from Biofuels Policy Unit, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Kea-Lew Business Park, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Telephone 057 869 2231/869 2240 or

Dairy date in Limerick

The Positive Farmers' two-day conference kicks off this Thursday in Limerick with a packed agenda aimed at gearing farmers up for what promises to be one of the biggest expansion phases ever witnessed by the Irish dairy industry.

Speakers at the event include Teagasc's dairy specialists, Laurence Shalloo and Adrian van Bysterveldt, on how to cope with expansion and manage potential super-levy situations over the coming years.

Other speakers include Michael Murphy, Tori and David Baker and Diarmuid Lynch.

For more information, contact Lori Fitzgerald at 066 713 9118.

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