Covid-19

£2 million Covid-19 support scheme announced for potato growers

£2 million Covid-19 support scheme announced for potato growers

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced further information on the £2 million financial support package for potato growers....

May 26, 2021

DAERA granted additional £12.4 million of Covid support money

DAERA granted additional £12.4 million of Covid support money

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has been granted a further £12.4 million to fund its...

May 25, 2021

Plans for 2021 Balmoral Show ‘progressing well’

Plans for 2021 Balmoral Show ‘progressing well’

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) has said plans for 2021 Balmoral Show are “progressing well”. The society is currently...

May 13, 2021

IMS discusses the role of social media within beef sector

IMS discusses the role of social media within beef sector

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson recently participated in an International Meat Secretariat (IMS) marketing and communication...

May 4, 2021

NI marts: Sellers permitted to return ringside on May 3

NI marts: Sellers permitted to return ringside on May 3

It has been confirmed that sellers will be permitted to return ringside to marts in Northern Ireland from Monday, May...

April 30, 2021

Cull sow support fund expected to open for applications within weeks

Cull sow support fund expected to open for applications within weeks

Applications for a £2 million Covid-19 financial support package for cull sows are likely to open within the next few...

April 13, 2021

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million for NI sheep...

April 2, 2021

Seasonal farm workers urged to avail of free workplace Covid-19 testing

Seasonal farm workers urged to avail of free workplace Covid-19 testing

The government has called on employers of seasonal agricultural workers to help keep the nation safe and restrict the spread...

March 30, 2021

DVA rejects calls for priority driving tests for farmworkers

DVA rejects calls for priority driving tests for farmworkers

The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) has rejected bids for farmworkers to be given priority booking when driving tests reopen...

March 14, 2021

£4 million Covid support fund opens for NI pig and poultry farmers

£4 million Covid support fund opens for NI pig and poultry farmers

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced the opening of a £4 million Covid-19 Support Scheme for eligible pig...

March 12, 2021

DAERA starts work monitoring NI sewage systems for Covid-19

DAERA starts work monitoring NI sewage systems for Covid-19

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has started surveillance work monitoring two wastewater sites for levels of Covid-19. The idea is...

March 7, 2021

Plans for ‘closed doors’ showcase as 2021 Highland Show is shelved

Plans for ‘closed doors’ showcase as 2021 Highland Show is shelved

Despite best efforts to go ahead, directors of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) have been forced...

March 3, 2021

Retailers and food body call for clarity over NI Covid plans

Retailers and food body call for clarity over NI Covid plans

Northern Ireland’s food and drink industry and independent retailers have called for more clarity over the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions....

March 2, 2021

NI’s Covid pathway: Warning adaptions will be needed for ‘some time’

NI’s Covid pathway: Warning adaptions will be needed for ‘some time’

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has warned the Covid-19 pathway out of restrictions published today “does not seek...

March 2, 2021

The cost of feeding the nation: 258 agri-food Covid deaths recorded in England and Wales

The cost of feeding the nation: 258 agri-food Covid deaths recorded in England and Wales

The number of agri-food workers who have died in England and Wales within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test...

February 3, 2021

QPP processing plant to temporarily close after Covid-19 outbreak

QPP processing plant to temporarily close after Covid-19 outbreak

A pork processing plant in Angus has been forced to close for two weeks after it was discovered that a...

January 26, 2021

Free Covid-19 testing offered to food sector workers

Free Covid-19 testing offered to food sector workers

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has confirmed that food sector workers will be offered government-funded Covid-19 tests. The NFU has...

January 26, 2021

Poots backs calls for meat plant workers to get vaccine priority

Poots backs calls for meat plant workers to get vaccine priority

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has added his backing to calls for meat plant workers in the region to...

January 25, 2021