Michelle McIlveen

Election uncertainty confronts agriculture in Northern Ireland

Election uncertainty confronts agriculture in Northern Ireland

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) sources have confirmed that Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, will continue in office until...

January 11, 2017

Maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the North increased to 5 years

Maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the North increased to 5 years

A new action plan aimed at improving animal welfare enforcement will see the maximum jail sentence for animal welfare offences in the...

November 6, 2016

Northern Ireland applies for BSE Negligible Risk status

Northern Ireland applies for BSE Negligible Risk status

Northern Ireland has applied for BSE Negligible Risk status after the north’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, submitted an application...

October 4, 2016

£100,000 allocated for the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme

£100,000 allocated for the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme

There has been £100,000 made available for farmers under the Social Farming Capital Grant Scheme, according to  Department of Agriculture Environment and...

October 3, 2016

‘Income crisis the number one issue facing farming families’

‘Income crisis the number one issue facing farming families’

Financial pressures are the number one issue facing the 12,000 farming families the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) represents, according to...

August 11, 2016

Northern Ireland fined £19m by the EU for poor management of farm payments

Northern Ireland fined £19m by the EU for poor management of farm payments

The Northern Ireland Executive was forced to pay the European Commission a total of £19m last year due to failures...

July 27, 2016

‘The North and Wales must work together to maximise agriculture opportunities post-Brexit’

‘The North and Wales must work together to maximise agriculture opportunities post-Brexit’

Northern Ireland and Wales must work together to maximise opportunities for agriculture and the environment following the Brexit vote, the...

July 21, 2016

New food traceability system announced for the North

New food traceability system announced for the North

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen, has announced the award of an £8.7m contract for the delivery of a new...

July 15, 2016

North’s Agriculture Minsiter to work with Dublin to forge a new relationship with Europe

North’s Agriculture Minsiter to work with Dublin to forge a new relationship with Europe

Following the Brexit referendum result, the North’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle McIlveen has said that she will be engaging with...

July 3, 2016

North’s farmers to receive advanced CAP payments from October

North’s farmers to receive advanced CAP payments from October

Farmers in Northern Ireland are set to receive advanced CAP payments this year from October 16, the North’s Minister for...

July 2, 2016

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to receive £150,000 in funding

Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to receive £150,000 in funding

The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) are to receive a £150,000 grant to provide agricultural-related training and rural development promotion...

July 1, 2016

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

The third year of the badger Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) Project is to begin in a 100km area...

June 24, 2016

North’s Basic Payment won’t be cut to fund ANC Scheme – McIlveen

North’s Basic Payment won’t be cut to fund ANC Scheme – McIlveen

CAP Pillar I funds for farmers in Northern Ireland will not be reduced to fund future support to Areas of Natural...

June 23, 2016

A successful AFBI will bring ‘immeasurable benefits’ to North’s local agri-food industry

A successful AFBI will bring ‘immeasurable benefits’ to North’s local agri-food industry

A successful AFBI will bring immeasurable benefits to the North’s local agri-food industry and underpin its sustainable development, according to...

June 6, 2016

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the appointment of Michelle McIlveen as the minister at the new Department of Agriculture,...

May 28, 2016

McIlveen to give ‘full attention’ to address farmers’ difficulties in the North

McIlveen to give ‘full attention’ to address farmers’ difficulties in the North

The new Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland, Michelle McIlveen, has said that she will give her full...

May 27, 2016

Michelle McIlveen appointed North’s Minister for Agriculture

Michelle McIlveen appointed North’s Minister for Agriculture

Michelle McIlveen, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MLA, has been appointed as Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for...

May 25, 2016