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Agriculture in Northern Ireland

    Naturevolume 150page734 (1942) | Download Citation



    ADDRESSING a meeting at Ballyclare, Northern Ireland, Mr. J. F. Gordon, the Northern Ireland Minister of Labour, said that during the present year the farmers of Northern Ireland have surpassed all previous records in the production of food. They have increased land cultivation by 100 percent, and obtained an agricultural turnover during the year of £44,000,000. After feeding the people of Northern Ireland and the troops stationed there the farmers have sent about £10,000,000 worth of food, including 360,000,000 eggs, to swell the larder in Great Britain. The Northern Ireland Ministry of Agriculture has pushed ahead with a scheme of potato processing plant, and it is hoped that nine factories will be completed in time to deal with the 1942 surplus crop, converting it into potato meal for animal feeding and into potato for human consumption.

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