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Angus Woods: How farming can win back the general public

Angus Woods


Positive messaging about agriculture, rather than endless griping, can repair the growing disconnect between farmers and consumers

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Escalation: Dutch farmers block a motorway with tractors as they protest against their government’s nitrogen reforms. Photo: Getty

Escalation: Dutch farmers block a motorway with tractors as they protest against their government’s nitrogen reforms. Photo: Getty

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Dutch farmers protest

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Escalation: Dutch farmers block a motorway with tractors as they protest against their government’s nitrogen reforms. Photo: Getty

People over the age of 40 may remember many of the farming ads that were common on Irish radio and television in the 1970s and ’80s.

There were regular ads for milk replacer, scour treatment products, veterinary products and agricultural machinery.


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