Northern Ireland
Extra energy support for UK farms ruled out
Peter McCann
The Energy Bill Relief Scheme is to be replaced by less generous support for gas and electricity bills under the new Energy Bills Discount Scheme.
22 March 2023 Northern Ireland
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
Weekly news in-brief from across the agri-food industry in Northern Ireland
UFU rejects splash plate ban proposal
The compulsory use of low emission slurry spreading equipment on all farms in NI has been deemed “not feasible”
CCC report leaves farmers on a ‘knife-edge’, says Brown
UFU president hits out at MLAs for not taking on board the original expert advice from the UK Climate Change Committee.
8 March 2023 Northern Ireland
UFU unclear about new Brexit deal
The Ulster Farmers’ Union says a new deal on the NI protocol needs to address various technical issues that are affecting local farmers.
15 February 2023 Northern Ireland
LMC gives reassurance about carbon surveys
The carbon surveys are to become a compulsory part of the NI beef and lamb farm quality assurance scheme.
8 February 2023 Northern Ireland
UFU members ‘uptight’ on ammonia
The DAERA proposals are included in its draft ammonia strategy currently out for public consultation.
8 February 2023 Northern Ireland
English schemes are 'worrying' says EFRA chair
The chair of the Westminster Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee, Sir Robert Goodwill, spent two days in NI, hosted by local DUP MP Carla Lockhart.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
New sustainability body to shape NI agriculture
The structure for a new Sustainability Body in NI is currently being finalised.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
£11.5m to kickstart ruminant genetics
A business case for the new body remains with the Department of Finance.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
NI round-up: new YFCU chief, Tier 1 grant offers and farm theft
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
18 January 2023 Northern Ireland
DAERA to re-visit sheep payment
The first Ulster Farmers’ Union winter roadshow was held in Coleraine on Monday evening.
11 January 2023 Northern Ireland