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Press Releases

Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases and Media Operational Notices issued by the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development.

30/11/2015

Agriculture Committee to hear update from Department on 2015 Single Applications

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23/11/2015

Committee to Hear from Lidl on Fairer Deal for Farmers

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11/11/2015

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.

Reference: AGR 03/15/16

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21/10/2015

Fairer Deal for Farmers a Must Committee Tells Supermarkets

Reference: AGR 02/15/16

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29/09/2015

Committee to Hear from Supermarkets on Fairer Deal for Farmers

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08/10/2015

Agriculture Committee to Attend Ploughing Championships

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07/10/2015

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.

Reference: AGR 01/15/16

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29/07/2015

Assembly Agriculture Committee Recalled to Discuss Crisis in Dairy Sector

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22/06/2015

Minister to brief Agriculture and Rural Development Committee

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28/05/2015

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”.

Reference: AGR 08/14/15

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