Session 2014-2015

Session 2014 - 2015

Assembly Agriculture Committee Recalled to Discuss Crisis in Dairy Sector 
The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will meet to discuss the current crisis in the local dairy sector on Thursday 30 July 2015.

Date: 29 July 2015

Minister to brief Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will receive a briefing from the Agriculture Minister at its next meeting on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

Date: 22 June 2015

Agriculture Committee Meet in Cookstown to Discuss Rural Poverty
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development held its weekly meeting in Cookstown today, where Members discussed the Department’s response to its recent position paper on the review of the “Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion (TRPSI) Framework”.

Date: 28 May 2015

Committee Review to Focus on Better Regulation for Farmers
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has today launched an Inquiry into ‘Better Regulation’. The Committee will examine the current regulatory framework within the agricultural industry and seek ways to reduce the administrative and regulatory burden on farmers.

Date: 27 May 2015

Agriculture Committee to Visit Cookstown
The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will hold its next meeting on Thursday 28 May in Cookstown. The Committee will hear from the Department on its response to the Committee’s position paper on the “Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion (TRPSI) Framework”. Members will also meet with and discuss current issues with representatives from a number of Rural Stakeholder Groups.

Date: 27 May 2015

Agriculture Committee to be briefed on EU Lamb Labelling Issues
At its next meeting on Tuesday 19 May 2015, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will receive a briefing from the National Sheep Association on current issues regarding EU Lamb Labelling.

Date: 18 May 2015

Agriculture Committee Quiz EU Commissioner on Local Farming Issues
The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development met with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan today (Friday 27 March).

Date: 27 March 2015

Committee Launches Paper on "Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion"
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has today launched its position paper on the review of the Department’s “Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Inclusion (TRPSI) Framework”.

Date: 02 March 2015

Local Pig Farmers Deserve Fair Return For Their Product Says Committee
The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development received a briefing from the Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) at this week’s meeting on the growing pig price differential between Northern Ireland and Great Britain and the financial strain this is placing on local pig farmers.

Date: 12 February 2015

Committee hears from CAFRE on young farmers' scheme qualification
The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development received a briefing from the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) today (Tuesday 9 December) on its delivery of the new Young Farmers’ Scheme qualification.  

Date: 09 December 2014

Agriculture Committee to Hear From Department On The Budget 2015/16
At its next meeting on Tuesday 25 November 2014, the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will hear from Departmental officials on the Budget 2015/16. The briefing is scheduled to start at 3.00pm.

Date: 24 November 2014

Committee Hears From Rural Community On Anti-Poverty And Social Inclusion
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development held a special event to gather views and ideas from rural dwellers and representatives on its current review of the Anti-Poverty and Social Inclusion Programme.

Date: 20 November 2014

Committee To Hold Community Event On Rural Poverty And Social Inclusion Review
The Committee for Agriculture will hold a special community event on Thursday 20 November at the Greenmount Campus, Antrim.

Date: 18 November 2014

Agriculture Committee to Receive Briefing on the Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020
At its next meeting on Tuesday 14 October, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will receive a briefing from the Department on the Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.

Date: 13 October 2014

Committee Launches Review into Anti-poverty and Social Inclusion
The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has launched its Review into the Department’s Anti-poverty and Social Inclusion Programme.

Date: 08 October 2014

Agriculture Committee to Launch Review into Anti-Poverty and Social Inclusion
At its next meeting on Tuesday 7 October, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will launch a review into Anti-Poverty and Social Inclusion.

Date: 06 October 2014

Committee to be Briefed on Single Farm Payment 2014 and Preparations for New Scheme
At its next meeting on Tuesday 30 September, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will receive briefings from departmental officials and the Northern Ireland Agricultural Consultants Association (NIACA) on the Single Farm Payment Scheme 2014 and preparations for the new payment scheme to commence in 2015.

Date: 29 September 2014

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