Farmer Writes: Wisteria could wreck your house and your marriage
Gerald Potterton
Gerald Potterton writes that the real beauty of a wisteria is not to have one on your own house, but to appreciate it on a stately home like Borris House.
25 October 2023 News
Almost 400 farmers fined for water quality breaches
The Department of Agriculture inspected farmers’ adherence to regulations to protect water quality last year.
25 October 2023 News
Department fines farmers for excessive poaching
There were a number of areas under Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) requirements where farmers were penalised in 2022.
Farmers can now submit Department appeals online
Farmers can now make submissions to the Agriculture Appeals Office through a newly launched online facility.
5 October 2023 News
Facts matter in debate around Lough Neagh
We have to do better around water quality in NI, but others have to step up as well.
27 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmers fined for failure to lodge income tax returns
The latest tax defaulters' list sees five farmers hit for the misuse of green diesel and their failure to lodge income tax returns.
13 September 2023 News
Beef farmers hit with ‘indirect’ price cuts - ICMSA
While beef prices have increased, the ICMSA has pointed out that farmers are losing out in other ways when it comes to weight limits and bonuses.
5 September 2023 News
Threefold increase in NI farm penalties
Figures obtained from DAERA show that 933 rule breaches were found during cross compliance inspections last year.
16 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Revealed: most common farmer scheme slip-ups
The Agricultural Appeals Office listed the most common application and compliance mistakes made by farmers partaking in Department of Agriculture schemes.
16 August 2023 News
BEAM and BPS top farmer scheme appeals in 2022
There were 635 new farmer appeals made on Department of Agriculture decisions in 2022.
16 August 2023 News
Farmer's BPS payment penalty reduced following appeal
BPS penalties can be appealed to the independent Agricultural Appeals Office if a farmer feels they have been unfairly treated by the Department of Agriculture.
16 August 2023 News
National Beef Welfare Scheme: penalties for failure to complete all actions
Failure to complete one of the mandatory actions will result in no payment for the action plus a 10% penalty on the overall payment received had both actions been complied with.
4 August 2023 News