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NI farmers to receive £3.6 million in reimbursement payments from the EU

NI farmers to receive £3.6 million in reimbursement payments from the EU

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that Northern Ireland farmers are to receive a total of £3.6 million...

December 2, 2020

What new schemes will be introduced by the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’?

What new schemes will be introduced by the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’?

The government has laid out its plans for future agricultural schemes  in the ‘Path to Sustainable Farming’ document which was...

November 30, 2020

SLE welcomes new strategy for rural land payments

SLE welcomes new strategy for rural land payments

The Scottish government strategy for rural payments for 2020-21 will be broadly welcomed by farmers and land managers, according to...

November 13, 2020

SLE supports planned changes to CAP and LFASS

SLE supports planned changes to CAP and LFASS

Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) has welcomed planned changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Less Favoured Area Support...

November 6, 2020

Poots encourages NI farmers to apply for farm business funding

Poots encourages NI farmers to apply for farm business funding

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has encouraged farmers to consider applying to the third tranche of Tier 1 of...

November 4, 2020

2 vets awarded 2021 Nuffield scholarships

2 vets awarded 2021 Nuffield scholarships

Vets Claire Whittle and Rob Howe have been awarded 2021 Nuffield scholarships to support their research into regenerative agriculture and...

November 1, 2020

Farmers reminded about BPS Support Scheme deadline

Farmers reminded about BPS Support Scheme deadline

Those farmers who have submitted an application for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) via the Single Application Form (SAF) 2020...

October 29, 2020

SAGCS application window closes on October 11

SAGCS application window closes on October 11

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is reminding its membership that the Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS) application window...

October 5, 2020

Greening requirements to be scrapped in NI from 2021

Greening requirements to be scrapped in NI from 2021

Plans are afoot to scrap greening requirements in Northern Ireland, the region’s Minister of Agriculture Edwin Poots has announced today (September...

September 10, 2020

First bilateral trade agreement signed between EU and China

First bilateral trade agreement signed between EU and China

The first significant bilateral trade agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and China this morning, Monday, July...

July 20, 2020

Commissioner: ‘I don’t think we can allow’ imports made with banned pesticides

Commissioner: ‘I don’t think we can allow’ imports made with banned pesticides

The EU should stop importing agricultural goods made using pesticides that are banned within the bloc, European Commissioner for Agriculture...

July 3, 2020

Poots announces plans for £25 million NI Covid-19 support package

Poots announces plans for £25 million NI Covid-19 support package

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has outlined how he plans to divvy up the £25 million Covid-19 financial support...

June 30, 2020

Flood-hit farmers can now apply to £6 million fund

Flood-hit farmers can now apply to £6 million fund

A £6 million fund to support farmers seriously affected by February’s floods has opened for applications. The latest application round...

June 19, 2020

International dairy product markets to come under pressure throughout 2020

International dairy product markets to come under pressure throughout 2020

According to Rabobank, the upward trajectory in global dairy product prices, visible in the fourth quarter of 2019, has stalled...

March 19, 2020

Amendments made Traunches 3 and 4 of NI’s Environmental Farming Scheme

Amendments made Traunches 3 and 4 of NI’s Environmental Farming Scheme

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister has announced that Tranches 3 and 4 of the delayed Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) will now proceed...

March 12, 2020

English farmers’ BPS payments to reduce by between 5% and 25% in 2021

English farmers’ BPS payments to reduce by between 5% and 25% in 2021

English farmers are set to see their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments cut by between 5% and 25% as of...

February 26, 2020

NI agriculture minister confirms £293 million in direct payments

NI agriculture minister confirms £293 million in direct payments

Northern Ireland’s new agriculture minister Edwin Poots has confirmed that farmers there will share £293 million in direct payments for...

February 4, 2020

Watch: 5ac of greens in 55m²? No imports…hyper-local food

Watch: 5ac of greens in 55m²? No imports…hyper-local food

Two re-purposed shipping containers, fitted with a ‘Farmony’ – 55m² in size, can produce 55,000 heads of lettuce per year or...

November 20, 2019