Subsidies

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

‘Green’ farm subsidies could include better housing and intact tail payments

‘Green’ farm subsidies could include better housing and intact tail payments

Payments for intact tails and better housing could be made as part of new ‘green’ farm subsidies planned for the...

March 8, 2018

UK subsidy changes could hit more than 1 in 5 farmers in first year

UK subsidy changes could hit more than 1 in 5 farmers in first year

UK subsidy changes could “free up £150 million for the environment and other public goods”, a consultation launched today has...

February 27, 2018

Resilience, welfare, environment and bureaucracy to take centre stage in future UK subsidy plans

Resilience, welfare, environment and bureaucracy to take centre stage in future UK subsidy plans

Fewer inspections; maintaining soil quality, clean rivers and wildlife habitats; and farm open days are all likely to form part...

February 20, 2018

Gove to speak on future farming subsidies at tomorrow’s NFU conference

Gove to speak on future farming subsidies at tomorrow’s NFU conference

The UK’s Agriculture Secretary Michael Gove is expected to reveal more on his plans for post-Brexit agricultural policy at tomorrow’s...

February 19, 2018

Department launches new online BPS entitlement register

Department launches new online BPS entitlement register

A new online entitlement register service is now available on DAERA Online Services, which allows farmers or their agents to...

January 19, 2018

Farmers suffering ‘Brexit fatigue’ as talks process hits critical stage

Farmers suffering ‘Brexit fatigue’ as talks process hits critical stage

Ulster farmers are becoming sickened with Brexit talk, Ulster Farmers’ Union deputy president Ivor Ferguson told journalists at the UFU’s...

January 17, 2018

‘Northern Ireland’s share of farm payments should be ring-fenced’

‘Northern Ireland’s share of farm payments should be ring-fenced’

Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has said he has “many concerns” surrounding the future of farm payments in Northern Ireland....

January 11, 2018

Gove’s Oxford Farming Conference remarks ‘an insult to farmers’

Gove’s Oxford Farming Conference remarks ‘an insult to farmers’

Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has hit out at comments made today at the Oxford Farming Conference by UK...

January 4, 2018

Exchange rate boost to add £13 million to North’s farm subsidies

Exchange rate boost to add £13 million to North’s farm subsidies

Northern Irish farmers will be better off this year, as exchange rate fluctuations add around 5% to the value of...

October 2, 2017

Farmers in the North must assume the era of direct subsidies is ending

Farmers in the North must assume the era of direct subsidies is ending

Farmers in Northern Ireland will have to brace themselves for a change regarding the way subsidies are made available to...

January 25, 2017

Dairy farmers should scrap farm subsidies – New Zealand dairy leader

Dairy farmers should scrap farm subsidies – New Zealand dairy leader

Subsidies have resulted in Irish dairy farmers propping-up other farmers around Europe who should be allowed to fail. That’s according...

January 25, 2016