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CountryWide Saturday 17 October 2020
People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Damien O'Reilly.
Damien visits a tillage farm in Co Louth in what is a very busy time on tillage farms across the country and finds out how biodiversity is playing an increasingly important role in tillage.
Countrywide reporter Suzanne Campbell visits Carnaross Mart in Co. Meath to assess the mood amongst the buyers and sellers and the ongoing challenges faced by marts during Covid.
Cathal Doherty of the CSO talks to Damien about the farming census and the importance of returning forms to the CSO to get the best and most accurate farming data.
Countrywide's Lorna Siggins reports from Galway where a group of litter pickers the "Claddagh Beach Clean-Up Volunteer" have seen an increase in littering from Covid masks and other discarded PPE.
Laura Burke of the EPA joins Damien to discuss a range of environmental issues and what the environmental trends are telling us.
Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across the country.
Presenter: Damien O'Reilly
Producer: Eileen Heron