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UFU responds to COP26 methane emissions reduction pledge

UFU responds to COP26 methane emissions reduction pledge

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Victor Chestnutt, has responded to the COP26 pledge by many world leaders to cut global...

November 8, 2021

UFU pledges to take to the streets over climate bill

UFU pledges to take to the streets over climate bill

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Victor Chestnutt, has confirmed that he will take farmers on to the streets if MLA...

November 2, 2021

‘Countryside COP’ to take place this week

‘Countryside COP’ to take place this week

An environmental conference taking place this week – Countryside COP – hopes to showcase and inspire actions to tackle the...

October 10, 2021

UFU urges DAERA to act over NI’s pig sector pressures

UFU urges DAERA to act over NI’s pig sector pressures

Shoppers could see fewer of their favourite pork products on supermarket shelves this Christmas, while farmers struggle to cope with...

September 28, 2021

Rank and file farmers support UFU policy priorities

Rank and file farmers support UFU policy priorities

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has confirmed that the broad swathe of farmers in Northern Ireland fully support...

September 24, 2021

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

A “technical solution” is reportedly available for livestock trade issues between Britain and Northern Ireland, but would require political buy-in...

September 23, 2021

UFU offers training for slurry contractors amid concern licensing could be introduced

UFU offers training for slurry contractors amid concern licensing could be introduced

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has announced plans to hold two online training sessions to inform slurry contractors about several...

September 15, 2021

Peatlands Strategy: UFU warns against funding bog rewetting plans from direct payments budget

Peatlands Strategy: UFU warns against funding bog rewetting plans from direct payments budget

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has aired its concerns over the economic effects of rewetting peatland in Northern Ireland as...

September 8, 2021

Farmers urged to share their bovine TB story in NI consultation

Farmers urged to share their bovine TB story in NI consultation

Farmers have been urged to share their personal bovine TB story in response to the consultation over Northern Ireland’s new...

August 27, 2021

‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

‘Where’s the cows daddy?’ UFU tells of farmers’ heartbreak over bovine TB

The chilling psychological effects of bovine TB have left some farmers unable to even enter their own yards, according to...

August 27, 2021

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

UFU sets out its stance on NI’s new Agricultural Policy Framework

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has welcomed the department’s proposed Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio as a “step in the...

August 26, 2021

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

Farmers must debate NI’s bovine TB plans, says UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging farmers to take a “hard look” at Northern Ireland’s proposed bovine TB (bTB)...

August 23, 2021

Climate Bill to cost NI farming £11 billion

Climate Bill to cost NI farming £11 billion

Aiming for net-zero by 2045 could result in the loss of 13,000 farming jobs in Northern Ireland at a cost...

August 18, 2021

Agriculture Committee learns about ‘scientific approach’ to greener farming in Co. Tyrone

Agriculture Committee learns about ‘scientific approach’ to greener farming in Co. Tyrone

Members of Stormont’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs committee visited a farm in Co. Tyrone to see for themselves the...

August 17, 2021

Rural boiler owners urged to respond to OFGEM letters

Rural boiler owners urged to respond to OFGEM letters

Farmers and rural business owners with RHI boilers that received a letter from the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets...

August 17, 2021

Record entries for 2021 ‘Dig In’ schools competition

Record entries for 2021 ‘Dig In’ schools competition

The winners of the 2021 Dig in schools competition, celebrating 10 years of Open Farm Weekend, have been announced. The...

August 3, 2021

The future for tillage in Northern Ireland

The future for tillage in Northern Ireland

A far reaching review of its tillage sector has confirmed the key role played by crop production within Northern Ireland’s...

July 20, 2021

UFU tells Ag Committee Climate Change Bill 1 would be ‘more detrimental than any trade deal’

UFU tells Ag Committee Climate Change Bill 1 would be ‘more detrimental than any trade deal’

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has slammed targets set in the private member’s Climate Change Bill as “complete...

July 8, 2021