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Michelle McIlveen

AFBI's facility at Crossnacreevy outside Belfast is now to remain open despite having previously been earmarked for closure.
By David Wright on 02 February 2017
Tenure of NI Agri-Food Strategy Board extended
The tenure of the Agri-Food Strategy Board has been extended until the end of May this year.
By Odile Evans on 26 January 2017
AFBI Crossnacreevy site to remain open
NI Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) site due to be closed at Crossnacreevy will remain open for the foreseeable future.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 January 2017
The wheels of government in NI must continue to turn with or without an executive at Stormont.
By David Wright on 19 January 2017
The latest crisis to hit Stormont has come at a bad time for NI agriculture.
By David Wright on 12 January 2017
The Oxford Farming Conference saw contributions from various politicians, including NI Aqgriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen.
By David Wright on 05 January 2017
David Wright reports on the recommendations made by the TB Strategic Partnership Group aimed at eradicating bovine TB in NI.
By David Wright on 22 December 2016
Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced how she intends to spend £4m of EU aid coming to NI.
By David Wright on 01 December 2016
Capital grant scheme in NI to open on Monday
The capital grant element of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme will open to Northern Ireland's farmers on Monday (31 October), Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced.
By Peter McCann on 27 October 2016
Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen is due to announce the opening of a 40% capital grant scheme in NI.
By David Wright on 27 October 2016
Over £158m in early subsidy payments have been made to farmers in Northern Ireland.
By David Wright on 27 October 2016
Advance CAP payments made to 21,111 farmers in NI
DAERA has a target of 95% of eligible farmers to be paid full CAP payments by the end of December.
By Peter McCann on 25 October 2016
David Wright looks at the final report of the expert group tasked with developing a sustainable land management strategy in NI.
By David Wright on 27 October 2016
All applications for the capital grant scheme in Northern Ireland will require an indication of support letter from a bank or lending institution.
By Peter McCann on 17 October 2016
19,000 CAP payments to be issued in NI from Monday
Advanced CAP payments will be issued to farmers in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from Monday.
By Peter McCann on 14 October 2016
CAFRE Group seeks new members, NI applies for low BSE status and Minister defends closed period for slurry spreading.
By David Wright on 13 October 2016
NI farmers can spread slurry in closed period
Farmers in Northern Ireland are being urged to use caution if they have to spread slurry in the closed period.
By Farmers Journal on 04 October 2016
The preparation stage of the capital grant scheme element of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme was launched this week.
By Peter McCann on 22 September 2016
Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Michelle McIlveen briefed MLAs in Stormont on Thursday on upcoming schemes within her department.
By Peter McCann on 15 September 2016
UFU wants EU adjustment aid used for animal health
The UFU wants the EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid to benefit all livestock sectors and focus on animal health.
By Peter McCann on 10 September 2016
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