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.

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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27/05/2015

Committee Review to Focus on Better Regulation for Farmers

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development has 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.

Reference: AGR 07/14/15

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27/05/2015

Agriculture Committee to Visit Cookstown

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18/05/2015

Agriculture Committee to be briefed on EU Lamb Labelling Issues

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27/03/2015

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).

Reference: AGR 06/14/15

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02/03/2015

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”.

Reference: AGR 05/14/15

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12/02/2015

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.

Reference: AGRI 04/14/15

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09/12/2014

Committee hears from CAFRE on young farmers' scheme qualification

The Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development received a briefing from the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) on its delivery of the new Young Farmers’ Scheme qualification.  

Reference: 03/14/15

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24/11/2014

Agriculture Committee to Hear From Department On The Budget 2015/16

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20/11/2014

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.

Reference: AGR 02/14/15

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