Barclay Bell

‘Keep our farmers farming and we will deliver safe food’

‘Keep our farmers farming and we will deliver safe food’

As we head into 2018, the president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), Barclay Bell, remains positive – despite all of...

December 31, 2017

Farm organisation calls for tougher sentences for criminals

Farm organisation calls for tougher sentences for criminals

Calls for tougher judicial sentences for people involved in rural crime have been reiterated by the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU),...

August 14, 2017

Farmers’ group welcomes advance payments news

Farmers’ group welcomes advance payments news

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the announcement that advance payments will be made, where possible, from October 16...

August 8, 2017

UFU aims to raise £100,000 for charity to mark centenary anniversary

UFU aims to raise £100,000 for charity to mark centenary anniversary

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) aims to raise £100,000 (€113,530) for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland to mark its 100-year anniversary....

July 14, 2017

What will the UK election results mean for Northern farming?

What will the UK election results mean for Northern farming?

Barclay Bell, President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union in Northern Ireland, was speaking on RTE Radio’s This Week programme on...

June 13, 2017

Farmers’ organisation slams vegan campaign

Farmers’ organisation slams vegan campaign

The many farmers across Northern Ireland who have criticised an “anti-farming campaign” being run by Go Vegan World have a...

May 18, 2017

UK general election comes at an ‘uncertain time for farming’

UK general election comes at an ‘uncertain time for farming’

The UK goes to the polls on Thursday, June 8, in what is now widely regarded as a second referendum...

April 22, 2017

‘Realistic wildlife culling policy needed before agreement on TB eradication can be reached’

‘Realistic wildlife culling policy needed before agreement on TB eradication can be reached’

Former UFU president Greer McCollum has called on the current Union leadership not to reach any agreement regarding a future...

January 28, 2017

UFU to ramp up the resource it throws at Brexit negotiations

UFU to ramp up the resource it throws at Brexit negotiations

The Ulster Farmers’ Union will draw up its Brexit policy shopping list over the coming weeks, according to the organisation’s...

January 27, 2017

‘British agri-food imports could be replaced by Northern Irish produce following Brexit’

‘British agri-food imports could be replaced by Northern Irish produce following Brexit’

There could be opportunities for Northern Irish produce to take the place of imported agri-food products in Britain following the Brexit vote,...

August 11, 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

Almost 50% of farmers in the North do not have a succession plan in place – UFU

Almost 50% of farmers in the North do not have a succession plan in place – UFU

Some 48% of farmers in the North do not have a succession plan in place with one in five farmers saying they...

August 9, 2016

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the appointment of Michelle McIlveen as the minister at the new Department of Agriculture,...

May 28, 2016

Ulster Farmers’ Union elects a new President

Ulster Farmers’ Union elects a new President

Barclay Bell was yesterday elected the new President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) at the union’s AGM. Bell, a...

April 28, 2016

Falling farm incomes to be key issue new UFU President must address

Falling farm incomes to be key issue new UFU President must address

The Ulster Farmers’ Union’s presidential elections which take place this month will focus on farmers’ profitability and sustainability, according to...

April 10, 2016