Michelle McIlveen

Election uncertainty confronts agriculture in Northern Ireland

Election uncertainty confronts agriculture in Northern Ireland

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) sources have confirmed that Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, will continue in office until...

January 11, 2017

Determined to eradicate TB in Northern Ireland

Determined to eradicate TB in Northern Ireland

The Minister for Agriculture in Northern Ireland, Michelle McIlveen has reiterated her commitment to eradicate TB in Northern Ireland. “Bovine...

December 4, 2016

Basic Payment Scheme monies issue to Northern Irish farmers

Basic Payment Scheme monies issue to Northern Irish farmers

Payments under the Basic Payment Scheme in Northern Ireland will issue today, the North’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen has...

December 1, 2016

Maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the North increased to 5 years

Maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the North increased to 5 years

A new action plan aimed at improving animal welfare enforcement will see the maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the...

November 6, 2016

Northern Ireland aims to strengthen links to China with trade mission

Northern Ireland aims to strengthen links to China with trade mission

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIIveen, has embarked on a week long agri-food trade mission to China. Minister McIIveen...

November 3, 2016

Advance CAP payments made to over 90% of Northern Irish farmers

Advance CAP payments made to over 90% of Northern Irish farmers

So far advance CAP payments, which began on October 17, have reached 90.72% of eligible farmers in Northern Ireland, the Minister...

October 25, 2016

Northern Ireland applies for BSE Negligible Risk status

Northern Ireland applies for BSE Negligible Risk status

Northern Ireland has applied for BSE Negligible Risk status after the north’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, submitted an application...

October 4, 2016

£100,000 allocated for the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme

£100,000 allocated for the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme

There has been £100,000 made available for farmers under the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme, according to  Department of Agriculture Environment and...

October 3, 2016

Exchange rate boosts north’s farm payments by £39m

Exchange rate boosts north’s farm payments by £39m

A weaker Sterling has boosted the amount of money farmers in Northern Ireland will receive under direct payments this year....

September 30, 2016

Details of EU Milk Reduction Scheme for North’s farmers revealed

Details of EU Milk Reduction Scheme for North’s farmers revealed

Farmers in Northern Ireland who plan of availing of the EU’s Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme have until September 21 to...

September 8, 2016

‘Income crisis the number one issue facing farming families’

‘Income crisis the number one issue facing farming families’

Financial pressures are the number one issue facing the 12,000 farming families the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) represents, according to...

August 11, 2016

Northern Ireland fined £19m by the EU for poor management of farm payments

Northern Ireland fined £19m by the EU for poor management of farm payments

The Northern Ireland Executive was forced to pay the European Commission a total of £19m last year due to failures...

July 27, 2016

‘The North and Wales must work together to maximise agriculture opportunities post-Brexit’

‘The North and Wales must work together to maximise agriculture opportunities post-Brexit’

Northern Ireland and Wales must work together to maximise opportunities for agriculture and the environment following the Brexit vote, the...

July 21, 2016

New food traceability system announced for the North

New food traceability system announced for the North

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, has announced the award of an £8.7m contract for the delivery of a new...

July 15, 2016

North’s Agriculture Minsiter to work with Dublin to forge a new relationship with Europe

North’s Agriculture Minsiter to work with Dublin to forge a new relationship with Europe

Following the Brexit referendum result, the North’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen has said that she will be engaging with...

July 3, 2016

North’s farmers to receive advanced CAP payments from October

North’s farmers to receive advanced CAP payments from October

Farmers in Northern Ireland are set to receive advanced CAP payments this year from October 16, the North’s Minister for...

July 2, 2016

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to receive £150,000 in funding

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to receive £150,000 in funding

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) are to receive a £150,000 grant to provide agricultural-related training and rural development promotion...

July 1, 2016

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

The third year of the badger Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) Project is to begin in a 100km area...

June 24, 2016