Kildare farmer to appear on next week's Ear to the Ground on RTE

Fields of gold in Athy

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Kildare farmer to appear on next week's Ear to the Ground on RTE

Helen Carroll of Ear to the Ground with Olwyn Owens

Kildare farmer, Olwyn Owens is to feature on next week's Ear to the Ground programme.

After several years of poor prices and poor yields, things were different this year for Kildare grain grower Olwyn Owens. The fine weather helped her save a high-quality grain crop, and with yields down across Europe, prices for both grain and straw were boosted this year.

The Ear to the Ground team also meet Teagasc crop specialist Michael Hennessy, who gives his take on the grain market going forward. Helen Carroll talks to Olwyn and her father Liam on the farm in Athy as the combines roll through fields of gold. 

The fourth programme in the new series airs on Thursday, November 22 at 8.30pm on RTÉ One.