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Temporary Control Zone for NI after third bird flu detection in Monaghan

Temporary Control Zone for NI after third bird flu detection in Monaghan

A Temporary Control Zone (TCZ-B) has been declared in Northern Ireland effective immediately, following the confirmation of Avian Influenza H5N1...

December 1, 2021

Glenarm Forest is NI’s first accredited QCC forest conservation project

Glenarm Forest is NI’s first accredited QCC forest conservation project

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced Glenarm Forest as Northern Ireland’s first accredited Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) conservation forest. Minister...

November 9, 2021

New bursary to mark centenary for NI agri students

New bursary to mark centenary for NI agri students

A new bursary to mark Northern Ireland’s Centenary has been launched by Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots....

November 1, 2021

Greenhouse Gas methodology changes means more bang for NI’s climate action efforts

Greenhouse Gas methodology changes means more bang for NI’s climate action efforts

Changes to how Greenhouse Gas emissions will be measured mean Northern Ireland will achieve a larger contribution to the UK’s...

October 11, 2021

NI protein crop pilot payments to be issued next week

NI protein crop pilot payments to be issued next week

Payments for Northern Ireland’s pilot protein crops scheme are set to begin next week. The Department of Agriculture, Environment and...

October 11, 2021

Minister Poots launches new Northern Ireland Food Strategy Framework

Minister Poots launches new Northern Ireland Food Strategy Framework

Making Northern Ireland a world-class food region, that provides safe, healthy and environmentally friendly food for the future is the...

October 11, 2021

‘Countryside COP’ to take place this week

‘Countryside COP’ to take place this week

An environmental conference taking place this week – Countryside COP – hopes to showcase and inspire actions to tackle the...

October 10, 2021

New air quality alert system launched for NI

New air quality alert system launched for NI

Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots has announced changes to his department’s High Air Pollution Alert Protocol to improve public...

October 6, 2021

Applications open for CAFRE Advisory Group industry reps

Applications open for CAFRE Advisory Group industry reps

Applications have opened for four new members of CAFRE’s College Advisory Group (CAG). The group makes recommendations regarding the College...

October 6, 2021

Armagh farmer fined for failing to notify department of livestock movements

Armagh farmer fined for failing to notify department of livestock movements

An Armagh farmer has been convicted at Armagh Magistrates Court today (October 4) for two charges relating to livestock movements...

October 4, 2021

Poots invests in NI ‘climate literacy’ project ahead of COP26

Poots invests in NI ‘climate literacy’ project ahead of COP26

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Environment has invested in a ‘Carbon Literacy’ project to better inform the public about...

October 4, 2021

Compromise on the cards as DAERA Climate Bill passes second stage at Stormont

Compromise on the cards as DAERA Climate Bill passes second stage at Stormont

Compromise could be on the cards as the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ (DAERA) Climate Change Bill has passed...

October 1, 2021

Poots joins with NI scouts to plants tree for region’s centenary

Poots joins with NI scouts to plants tree for region’s centenary

As part of the Northern Ireland centenary celebrations, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Minister Edwin Poots has...

October 1, 2021

Poots launches first-ever scheme to protect NI’s pollinators

Poots launches first-ever scheme to protect NI’s pollinators

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has launched Northern Ireland’s first-ever Rural Community Pollinator Scheme to protect the health of the egion’s...

September 29, 2021

UFU urges DAERA to act over NI’s pig sector pressures

UFU urges DAERA to act over NI’s pig sector pressures

Shoppers could see fewer of their favourite pork products on supermarket shelves this Christmas, while farmers struggle to cope with...

September 28, 2021

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 has announced at...

September 22, 2021