AQW 3055/22-27 – Ammonia Strategy

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs to provide an update on the Ammonia Strategy for Northern Ireland. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: My Department has developed a comprehensive Ammonia Strategy which I am currently finalising for publication. The draft Ammonia Strategy will propose a … Continue reading AQW 3055/22-27 – Ammonia Strategy

AQW 30392/17-22 – Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Sheep Farmers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures are being taken to support sheep farmers in the Future Agricultural Policy Proposals. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The public consultation on my Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Northern Ireland closed on 15 February 2022. The … Continue reading AQW 30392/17-22 – Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Sheep Farmers

AQW 30393/17-22 – Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Small Farmers

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what measures are being taken within the Future Agricultural Policy Proposals to support small farmers with holdings less than 10 hectares. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: The consultation exercise seeking stakeholder views on my Future Agricultural Policy proposals … Continue reading AQW 30393/17-22 – Future Agricultural Policy Proposals for Small Farmers

AQW 21672/17-22 – NI-specific Agriculture Bill

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs when will he bring forward a Northern Ireland specific agriculture bill. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Given the timelines involved, I am unable to introduce an Agricultural Bill during the lifetime of this Assembly, which runs to May … Continue reading AQW 21672/17-22 – NI-specific Agriculture Bill

Agriculture Minister silent on Brexit trade threats

Social Democratic and Labour Party Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has said that the impact of a UK trade deal with Australia that includes zero tariffs on agriculture products would risk flooding local markets with cheap, low quality meat imports from third party countries that would decimate local farming businesses if the protections of the … Continue reading Agriculture Minister silent on Brexit trade threats

McGlone: Minister has missed opportunity to set out vision for future of farming

SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson Patsy McGlone MLA has branded statutory rules introduced by the AERA Minister today as a ‘missed opportunity’ to set out a bold new vision for farming and rural communities. The Mid Ulster MLA said that Brexit has already cost farming communities £50m in loss of Rural Development and Bovine TD eradication funds. … Continue reading McGlone: Minister has missed opportunity to set out vision for future of farming

AQW 12082/17-22 – Mycoplasma Bovis

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs what research has been done by his Department on the effects of Mycoplasma Bovis. Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs: Mycoplasma bovis is a world-wide disease of cattle, which was first recognised as a pathogen in 1961 in the … Continue reading AQW 12082/17-22 – Mycoplasma Bovis

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