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Changes to NI General Licences under review

Changes to NI General Licences under review

Changes proposed for Northern Ireland’s General Licences include the removal of six species of wild birds. General licences are used...

July 13, 2021

River trust offers 75% grant to farmers in Ballinderry catchment

River trust offers 75% grant to farmers in Ballinderry catchment

Farms in the Ballinderry river catchment could be eligible for a lucrative new grant supporting measures to improve water quality...

January 16, 2021

Just 1 of NI’s 21 lakes classified as ‘good’ in latest assessment

Just 1 of NI’s 21 lakes classified as ‘good’ in latest assessment

Just one of Northern Ireland’s 21 lakes has been classified as ‘good’, according to a report released this week by the...

September 1, 2020

NI Water fined £80,000 over 3 major pollutions

NI Water fined £80,000 over 3 major pollutions

Northern Ireland Water was today fined a total of £80,000 for three serious water pollution offences – including an incident...

September 19, 2018

Farmers fined over £2,000 for pollution to waterway

Farmers fined over £2,000 for pollution to waterway

Three Coleraine farmers were convicted at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Friday (September 7) for causing two separate discharges of silage...

September 8, 2018

Anonymous survey asks farmers for their views on NIEA

Anonymous survey asks farmers for their views on NIEA

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has launched an anonymous survey asking farmers to put forward their views on Northern Ireland’s...

July 26, 2018

Is it legal to draw water from the source in Northern Ireland?

Is it legal to draw water from the source in Northern Ireland?

With the dry weather continuing, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has urged businesses, councils and farmers...

July 13, 2018

Farmer urged to take care as heat and fish kills trigger summer water pollution warning

Farmer urged to take care as heat and fish kills trigger summer water pollution warning

Industry, landowners and farmers have been urged to take extra care during the summer months to reduce the risk of water...

June 26, 2018

Lakeland signs NIEA deal to encourage farmers to reduce ammonia

Lakeland signs NIEA deal to encourage farmers to reduce ammonia

One of Northern Ireland’s largest milk processors has signed a deal with the region’s environment agency to help its suppliers...

June 15, 2018

LacPatrick Dairies fined for pollution

LacPatrick Dairies fined for pollution

LacPatrick Dairies’ Northern Ireland arm was today fined £5,000 at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court after it pleaded guilty to releasing polluting...

May 4, 2018

End to slurry ban recommended in government report more than a year ago

End to slurry ban recommended in government report more than a year ago

A government-commissioned report by DAERA’s expert working group recommended ending the slurry ban more than a year ago, AgriLand can...

January 25, 2018

Slurry export deadline extended in NI

Slurry export deadline extended in NI

Northern Ireland farmers now have an extra month to submit their slurry export forms as Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)...

January 19, 2018

NI planning update: Department ‘committed to sustainable growth’

NI planning update: Department ‘committed to sustainable growth’

Northern Ireland’s department of agriculture says it remains “committed to sustainable growth” and refutes farmer claims that agricultural planning applications...

January 13, 2018

Ammonia plan to be completed within 12 months – but legislative changes will need a minister

Ammonia plan to be completed within 12 months – but legislative changes will need a minister

A formal ammonia plan for tackling Northern Ireland’s spiralling emissions is expected to be completed before the end of the...

January 11, 2018

‘Ammonia recommendations highlight need to work together’

‘Ammonia recommendations highlight need to work together’

Department officials have said the ammonia recommendations made this week highlight the “need for the government and agri-food sector to...

January 5, 2018

Ammonia deadlock stalling farm planning applications but ‘no one thought to tell farmers’

Ammonia deadlock stalling farm planning applications but ‘no one thought to tell farmers’

Northern Ireland’s environment agency (NIEA) is understood to have put a virtual deadlock on many major farm building projects because...

January 4, 2018

Ammonia action ‘urgently needed on every farm’

Ammonia action ‘urgently needed on every farm’

A working group commissioned by Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has published several recommendations to curb the problem of excess...

January 4, 2018

‘Moving the goalposts’: Tier 2 farmer out £15,000 blames NIEA for planning ordeal

‘Moving the goalposts’: Tier 2 farmer out £15,000 blames NIEA for planning ordeal

A Co. Antrim farmer who says he has been put out around £15,000 (€16,900) preparing for a Tier 2 application...

January 3, 2018