Northern Ireland
Government strategy focuses on food security
Peter McCann
The long awaited strategy from the Uk government follows on from an independent review by restaurant chain owner Henry Dimbleby.
UFU president backs soil health scheme
The £45m soil nutrient health scheme aims to sample fields across NI over a four year period.
Carbon price scheme for NI farms proposed
“We, as an industry, shouldn’t be scared of this journey,” Professor John Gilliland said during his inaugural lecture at Queen's University Belfast.
Lower fertiliser usage risks fodder shortage
The best response from fertiliser in terms of grass growth occurs in May and June.
18 May 2022 Northern Ireland
McLenaghan wins UFU deputy race
Five candidates were in the running for a second UFU deputy president position.
Challenges ahead for new UFU president
The most immediate concern for David Brown will be how farmers deal with high input costs.
New UFU president putting ‘the land first’
Fermanagh farmer David Brown takes over as UFU president on Saturday 30 April.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
No quick payout of £70m package
The Department of Finance has confirmed that the funding cannot be handed over to DAERA at present due to the ongoing political stalemate at Stormont.
23 March 2022 News
UFU highlight NZ trade deal concerns
Weekly news in-brief from across the farming and food sectord in Northern Ireland
2 March 2022 Northern Ireland
Markets indicate spring milk price flush
The latest UFU milk price indicator points to significant increases in milk prices in the months ahead
23 February 2022 News
UFU wants limits on green payments
The lack of a cap on payments in future agri-environment schemes has raised concerns among farmers in NI.
16 February 2022 News