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Seeds could grow big business for Island

Sat, 07 Feb 2015


Local growers could make £300,000 a year by exporting seeds.

That's if Tynwald agrees to the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture's proposals this month - which would enable sales overseas.

It will ask to change legislation - aligning the law with UK measures to take advantage of the demand for local seed.

Calculations show the trade could boost the economy by £60,000 a year at first - agricultural policy manager John Harrison explains why it hasn't been done before:
 

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