McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress towards extending an application for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for Irish Grass-fed Beef to include beef produced in Northern Ireland. The Mid Ulster MLA received an Assembly written answer recently from the Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Minister detailing the all-island work towards … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Work towards PGI Status for Irish Grass-fed Beef

AQW 11716/17-22 – Farmer-led groups

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had on establishing farmer-led groups to co-develop new ways of working that will help make farming and food production more sustainable. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department delivers a number of Schemes which … Continue reading AQW 11716/17-22 – Farmer-led groups

AQW 7716/17-22 – EU Trade Agreement

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to help prepare the agri-food sector for the possibility of the transition period ending without a trade agreement with the EU. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: One of my key priorities is for … Continue reading AQW 7716/17-22 – EU Trade Agreement

AQW 7715/17-22 – Costs to the Agri-Food Sector of Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs how he will minimise the costs to the agri-food sector of complying with the requirements of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: A key ask for DAERA is for the UK Government and the … Continue reading AQW 7715/17-22 – Costs to the Agri-Food Sector of Brexit

AQW 7714/17-22 – Protocol for Ireland/Northern Ireland

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for his assessment of the implications for animals moving across the border for slaughter or as carcasses, should the Protocol for Ireland/Northern Ireland be unilaterally abandoned by the UK Government. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: There is no … Continue reading AQW 7714/17-22 – Protocol for Ireland/Northern Ireland

AQW 7115/17-22 – Infrastructure Preparations for Brexit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what is the estimated time required to complete the infrastructure preparations at existing entry points for agri-food goods as required by the Withdrawal Agreement. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: In common with the UK Government, I want the … Continue reading AQW 7115/17-22 – Infrastructure Preparations for Brexit

McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson, Patsy McGlone MLA has welcomed the opening of a £21.4m support scheme, which will benefit more than 11,000 local farms. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "I welcome this announcement today and I encourage all local farmers to apply for this support scheme when it opens on Monday 7th September. … Continue reading McGlone welcomes £21.4m COVID-19 support scheme

McGlone: DUP late to the party on implications of Brexit

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone has said that comments at the Agriculture Committee this morning, from DUP MLA William Irwin, calling for an extension to the Brexit transition period are too little, too late. The SDLP Agriculture and Rural Affairs Spokesperson commented, "I could scarcely believe my ears when I heard DUP MLA William Irwin say … Continue reading McGlone: DUP late to the party on implications of Brexit