farm support

Concern over ‘growing disparity’ in farm support measures in Ireland

Concern over ‘growing disparity’ in farm support measures in Ireland

Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson, Declan McAleer, has said he is deeply concerned at what he calls the growing disparity in...

May 25, 2022

Sinn Féin gives guarded welcome to NI amended farm policy reform

Sinn Féin gives guarded welcome to NI amended farm policy reform

Sinn Féin MLA and chair of the Stormont agriculture committee, Declan McAleer has given a guarded welcome to the amended...

March 25, 2022

Is a £70m farm-support package available in NI?

Is a £70m farm-support package available in NI?

According to Sinn Féin’s Declan McAleer, there is scope to draw down a £70 million farm-support package from the Northern...

March 21, 2022

Concern that agri-reform proposals could devastate small NI farms

Concern that agri-reform proposals could devastate small NI farms

Sinn Féin MLA, Declan McAleer, has said that small farm businesses in Northern Ireland (NI) must have their voices heard...

February 15, 2022

Concerns over future agricultural policy in Northern Ireland

Concerns over future agricultural policy in Northern Ireland

Stormont’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee chairman, Declan McAleer, has said that the future agricultural policy proposals published by...

January 13, 2022

Headage sustainability package included in consultation on NI ag policy

Headage sustainability package included in consultation on NI ag policy

This week, Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Edwin Poots launched a public consultation on the future shape of farm support...

December 22, 2021

Industry reveals radical plans for NI’s new suckler and sheep support

Industry reveals radical plans for NI’s new suckler and sheep support

Radical proposals for future farm support for suckler and sheep farmers have been put forward by Northern Ireland’s farming industry....

July 7, 2021

‘Agriculture must produce more food’ – former NFU president

‘Agriculture must produce more food’ – former NFU president

Former National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and World Farming Organisation (WFO) president Peter Kendall believes that agriculture’s direct response to the...

December 18, 2020

It’s time to sort out the UK’s post-Brexit farm support budget

It’s time to sort out the UK’s post-Brexit farm support budget

Stakeholder groups can talk about the post-Brexit support policies required by the farming industry until they are blue in the...

November 11, 2018

Welsh farmers urged to make their voice heard on post-Brexit consultation

Welsh farmers urged to make their voice heard on post-Brexit consultation

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) is urging all farmers in Wales to respond to a Welsh Government consultation on...

July 10, 2018

Agriculture singled out as ‘critical policy area’ in DUP £1 billion deal with Tories

Agriculture singled out as ‘critical policy area’ in DUP £1 billion deal with Tories

Northern Ireland’s agriculture sector has been highlighted as a “critical policy area during the EU exit negotiations” in an agreement...

June 26, 2017

Farmers urged to have their say on agriculture policy post-Brexit

Farmers urged to have their say on agriculture policy post-Brexit

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is requesting farmers’ views on its recently-published discussion document on Brexit and options for a new...

May 18, 2017

UFU warns of mounting pressure on NI farmers over Brexit

UFU warns of mounting pressure on NI farmers over Brexit

The countdown to Brexit means pressure is mounting on Northern Ireland’s farming and food industries, according to Ulster Farmers’ Union...

May 13, 2017