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FFA discusses cost of production based pricing with Sir Peter Kendall

FFA discusses cost of production based pricing with Sir Peter Kendall

Proposals for legislation to establish cost-of-production linked pricing for farm produce have fallen flat with the author of an independent...

July 12, 2021

Business plan completed for NI’s new bovine TB strategy

Business plan completed for NI’s new bovine TB strategy

Department officials have now completed work on the business case for Northern Ireland’s new bovine TB strategy, with plans to...

April 21, 2021

FFA: Firm date needed for TB action

FFA: Firm date needed for TB action

Farmers For Action has written to Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister calling for a firm date for when the region’s bovine...

March 31, 2021

Farm Welfare Bill comes before NI Agriculture Committee

Farm Welfare Bill comes before NI Agriculture Committee

Northern Ireland agricultural lobby group NI Farm Groups put its Farm Welfare Bill before the Agriculture Committee on Thursday (February...

February 26, 2021

FFA: Deal or no deal, Brexit is still a train wreck

FFA: Deal or no deal, Brexit is still a train wreck

Farmers For Action (FFA) has written to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to seek a two-year extension to the...

December 16, 2020

Calls for urgent TB roundtable talks as FFA warns ‘farmers have suffered enough’

Calls for urgent TB roundtable talks as FFA warns ‘farmers have suffered enough’

Farmers For Action has warned Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture not to use Brexit transition deadlines as “an excuse” to...

November 13, 2020

Farm group threatens legal action following Agriculture Bill vote

Farm group threatens legal action following Agriculture Bill vote

Agricultural lobby group Farmers For Action (FFA) has warned farmers could take legal action should future UK trade deals undermine...

October 16, 2020

NI’s £25 million Covid-19 support will ‘go to those who need it most’

NI’s £25 million Covid-19 support will ‘go to those who need it most’

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots has said Northern Ireland’s £25 million Covid-19 support fund will be “targeted...

June 12, 2020

Covid-19 makes case to end rural school closures says FFA

Covid-19 makes case to end rural school closures says FFA

The Covid-19 pandemic has proved the social value of smaller, rural schools, according to a Northern Ireland farm lobby group....

May 15, 2020

Proposed red diesel changes could cost farmers 50p/L

Proposed red diesel changes could cost farmers 50p/L

Plans to ditch the red diesel rebate expected to appear in the Chancellor’s next Budget could cost working farmers as much...

March 4, 2020

Beef Crisis meeting: Almost 200 NI farmers back new farm organisation plans

Beef Crisis meeting: Almost 200 NI farmers back new farm organisation plans

Almost 200 farmers from across Northern Ireland attended a ‘beef crisis meeting’ held last night in Cookstown – many angry...

October 2, 2019

New farm groups alliance to host Northern Ireland beef crisis meeting

New farm groups alliance to host Northern Ireland beef crisis meeting

A new producer group alliance has come together under the name NI Farm Groups to host a ‘beef crisis meeting’...

September 28, 2019

FFA requests meeting with UK competition authorities

FFA requests meeting with UK competition authorities

The ongoing beef protests across Ireland has brought “a number of questions for beef processors, corporate food retailers and corporate...

September 4, 2019

Brexit: Farmers For Action calls for second referendum

Brexit: Farmers For Action calls for second referendum

A farm lobby body in Northern Ireland has called for a second referendum on Brexit in a desperate bid to...

January 20, 2019

Dairy processors slammed for missing summer marketing opportunities

Dairy processors slammed for missing summer marketing opportunities

A farm lobby group has accused the dairy processors of “missing a trick” when it comes to milk marketing over...

August 7, 2018

Farmers For Action walk out of Ammonia Stakeholder Forum

Farmers For Action walk out of Ammonia Stakeholder Forum

A Northern Ireland farm lobby group has said that a number of “intolerable” issues and “lack of independent advice” have caused...

August 1, 2018

Northern Ireland farmers take on Vegan Society

Northern Ireland farmers take on Vegan Society

A Northern Ireland farming lobby body has taken on one of the biggest vegan organisations in the world, demanding that...

February 5, 2018

‘A 200 cow dairy farm in Northern Ireland could lose £100,000 this year’

‘A 200 cow dairy farm in Northern Ireland could lose £100,000 this year’

A 200 cow dairy farm in Northern Ireland could lose £100,000 (€112,210) this year, according to William Taylor who is...

November 9, 2016