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Former department vet wins tribunal over ‘deleted’ livestock movements

Former department vet wins tribunal over ‘deleted’ livestock movements

A former vet within the Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Service Animal Health Group has won a landmark action against the...

September 24, 2021

Poots hopes Lord Deben can sway Executive on NI carbon targets

Poots hopes Lord Deben can sway Executive on NI carbon targets

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots is hoping a briefing from one of the UK’s most senior advisors on climate matters will...

September 23, 2021

Extra £15.5 million funding for farming, Poots tells Balmoral showgoers

Extra £15.5 million funding for farming, Poots tells Balmoral showgoers

Northern Ireland’s farm businesses are set to benefit from an additional £15 million, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots announced at Balmoral...

September 22, 2021

Ballymena farm business fined £2,500 for reseeding uncultivated land

Ballymena farm business fined £2,500 for reseeding uncultivated land

A Dungiven farm business has been fined £2,500 in court for ploughing and reseeding uncultivated land without permission. McCloskey Livestock...

September 16, 2021

Fancy becoming one of NI’s new Sheep Technology Demonstration Farms?

Fancy becoming one of NI’s new Sheep Technology Demonstration Farms?

Farmers who would like to see their flock become one of Northern Ireland’s two new Sheep Technology Demonstration Farms have...

September 15, 2021

UFU offers training for slurry contractors amid concern licensing could be introduced

UFU offers training for slurry contractors amid concern licensing could be introduced

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has announced plans to hold two online training sessions to inform slurry contractors about several...

September 15, 2021

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show

The Health and Agriculture Ministers are urging the farming and rural community to get the vaccine to protect themselves from...

September 8, 2021

Growers warn peat ban could wipe out NI’s £46 million mushroom industry

Growers warn peat ban could wipe out NI’s £46 million mushroom industry

Northern Ireland growers have warned a ban on peat proposed in the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ (DAERA’s)...

September 6, 2021

NI’s ban on BVD untested animals to begin on Wednesday

NI’s ban on BVD untested animals to begin on Wednesday

Northern Ireland’s movement ban on BVD Untested animals is set to come into effect this Wednesday (September 1). It follows...

August 30, 2021

Minister takes to the waves to visit wader breeding islands

Minister takes to the waves to visit wader breeding islands

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots, took to the waves recently in Lower Lough Erne to see some...

August 27, 2021

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the department’s proposed Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio as a “step in the...

August 26, 2021

900 expressions of interest received for NI’s FBIS Tier 2 Tranche 2

900 expressions of interest received for NI’s FBIS Tier 2 Tranche 2

Around 900 Northern Ireland farmers have formally expressed their interest in applying for the second tranche of the Tier 2...

August 25, 2021

Environment to become a ‘profit centre’ rather than a cost on NI farms

Environment to become a ‘profit centre’ rather than a cost on NI farms

Actions to improve environmental sustainability will no longer be an “optional activity” for Northern Ireland farms, according to a document...

August 25, 2021

Poots launches NI’s first Agricultural Policy Framework

Poots launches NI’s first Agricultural Policy Framework

“Business as usual for many farms will not be an option,” Minister Poots warned as he launched the first look...

August 25, 2021

NI farmers urged to use EFS to improve water quality

NI farmers urged to use EFS to improve water quality

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots has reminded farmers of the potential to use the...

August 23, 2021

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging farmers to take a “hard look” at Northern Ireland’s proposed bovine TB (bTB)...

August 23, 2021

£2.7 million of North West flooding support payments to begin this week

£2.7 million of North West flooding support payments to begin this week

Payments totalling £2.7 million to support farm businesses affected by the flooding and landslides in the North West in 2017...

August 20, 2021

Minister Poots visits local farm businesses making a difference

Minister Poots visits local farm businesses making a difference

Northern Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has visited two farm businesses near Crossgar, Co. Down, to see how their innovative approach...

August 19, 2021