Session 2015-2016

Session 2015 - 2016

Flood Prevention is Key Says Agriculture Committee
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development today visited Toome to meet representatives from Rivers Agency and view the sluice gates which control the water levels in Lough Neagh.

Date: 18 February 2016

Agriculture Committee to Visit Sluice Gates at Toome 
The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will visit Toome on Thursday 18 February 2016 to meet representatives from Rivers Agency and view the sluice gates which control the water levels in Lough Neagh.

Date: 16 February 2016

Agriculture Committee to hear update from Department on 2015 Single Applications 
The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will receive an update from Departmental Officials on 2015 Single Applications (including inspections) at its next meeting on Tuesday 1 December 2015.

Date: 30 November 2015

Committee to Hear from Lidl on Fairer Deal for Farmers 
The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will receive a briefing from the supermarket chain Lidl at its next meeting on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

Date: 23 November 2015

Committee Supports Greater Penalties to Protect Animal Welfare 
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development received a briefing on Tuesday 10 November from Departmental officials on proposed draft amendments to increase penalties for offences under the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 2011.

Date: 11 November 2015

Fairer Deal for Farmers a Must Committee Tells Supermarkets 
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has called on major supermarket chains to give local farmers a better deal. At its meeting this week, Members questioned representatives from ASDA and Tesco on a range of current concerns including polices on payments and credit terms, labelling issues and on the importance of purchasing local NI produce.

Date: 21 October 2015

Agriculture Committee to Attend Ploughing Championships 
Representatives from the Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will attend the 72nd Northern Ireland International Ploughing Championships on Friday 9 October 2015.

Date: 08 October 2015

Committee Voices Concern on Cuts to AFBI Budget 
The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development received a briefing on Tuesday 6 October from the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) on its 2020 Strategy. Members were interested to learn more about how recent budget cuts will affect the delivery of the strategy and in particular the Institute’s future capacity to carry out crucial agricultural research.

Date: 07 October 2015

Committee to Hear from Supermarkets on Fairer Deal for Farmers 
The Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development will receive briefings from supermarket chains ASDA and Tesco at its next meeting on Tuesday 20 October 2015.

Date: 29 September 2015

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