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Confusion risks NI being shoehorned into English farm policies

Confusion risks NI being shoehorned into English farm policies

Northern Ireland risks seeing major agricultural policies designed with rural England in mind shoe-horned into its post-Brexit legislation, Queen’s University...

May 1, 2018

Nature organisation blames CAP for ‘biodiversity decline’

Nature organisation blames CAP for ‘biodiversity decline’

An environmental lobby group has called for Northern Ireland’s future agricultural subsidies to ditch the notion of rewarding intensive food...

April 30, 2018

Michel Barnier to meet with small businesses on cross-border tour

Michel Barnier to meet with small businesses on cross-border tour

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, is set to visit Newry, Derry and Dungannon as part of a...

April 30, 2018

Border farms could get ‘tax-free status’ post-Brexit

Border farms could get ‘tax-free status’ post-Brexit

Border farms and businesses could be given ‘tax-free status’ to ease post-EU trade pressures, the UK’s Brexit Secretary has said....

April 13, 2018

Customs Union announcement could put UK sector up against cheaper imports

Customs Union announcement could put UK sector up against cheaper imports

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Barclay Bell has said he is “concerned” that the UK wants to apply its own tariffs...

March 6, 2018

If the Brexit vote happened today, UK agriculture would vote ‘remain’

If the Brexit vote happened today, UK agriculture would vote ‘remain’

More than two-thirds of those in British agriculture would vote to remain if the UK’s EU Referendum took place now,...

January 10, 2018

Direct payments in the UK set to be maintained for ‘a number of years’

Direct payments in the UK set to be maintained for ‘a number of years’

This morning the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, gave assurances that Basic Payment...

January 4, 2018

NI indepth: Farming with WhatsApp and taking Brexit by the horns

NI indepth: Farming with WhatsApp and taking Brexit by the horns

It’s not easy being a Co. Down man at the top of Scottish agri-politics while also running an 800-cow dairy...

December 27, 2017

Brexit: ‘Second referendum would deliver worst deal for the UK’

Brexit: ‘Second referendum would deliver worst deal for the UK’

A second EU referendum would be the “best way” to get the “worst deal” for the UK, British Prime Minister...

December 24, 2017

EU ‘obsession’ distracting from benefits of leaving – Campbell

EU ‘obsession’ distracting from benefits of leaving – Campbell

Focus on the Brexit process is “distracting” from “some of the benefits [of leaving the EU] that can already be...

December 18, 2017

Winter Fair: Dairy sector now operating within four-year cycles

Winter Fair: Dairy sector now operating within four-year cycles

The international milk industry is now operating within business cycles that last between three to four years, according to Dairy...

December 14, 2017

Promising start but long road ahead: NI agri sector reacts to Brexit deal

Promising start but long road ahead: NI agri sector reacts to Brexit deal

With tens of thousands of jobs potentially at stake, Northern Ireland’s agri-food businesses have showed relief at news the region...

December 8, 2017

Drones, clean energy and precision: Plans for UK’s farming future

Drones, clean energy and precision: Plans for UK’s farming future

Financial incentives for sustainable agriculture and efficient food production will become central to the UK’s farming future, according to the...

December 5, 2017

Border paradox: DUP claims hard border concession is ‘speculation’

Border paradox: DUP claims hard border concession is ‘speculation’

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has dismissed claims Northern Ireland will leave the EU under a different arrangement to the...

December 4, 2017

Decision on Brexit talks expected imminently – but border paradox remains

Decision on Brexit talks expected imminently – but border paradox remains

The Irish border has become a major sticking point in finishing the first round of UK-EU negotiations as British negotiators...

December 4, 2017

Post-Brexit: Whither or wither? Dairy UK man to join Winter Fair discussion

Post-Brexit: Whither or wither? Dairy UK man to join Winter Fair discussion

As uncertainty within the dairy sector – locally, nationally and internationally – is at its worst in living memory, this...

November 28, 2017

Curry: ‘Be efficient, add value or diversify – or struggle to survive’

Curry: ‘Be efficient, add value or diversify – or struggle to survive’

Many of the challenges facing farmers in the Brexit age are the same as 15 years ago, the author of...

November 23, 2017

Arla boss: You can’t switch milk production on and off; farmers need to be able to plan for Brexit

Arla boss: You can’t switch milk production on and off; farmers need to be able to plan for Brexit

The UK dairy industry should be “recognised” in Brexit negotiations and details of the upcoming Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) plans released...

November 7, 2017