Northern Ireland
Average BPS payout at three-year low
David Wright
In both 2020 and 2021, additional money was added into the BPS payment pot in NI.
29 May 2024 News
Heated exchanges at ash dieback taskforce
Forestry growers' representatives said they signed up to the taskforce's terms of reference "under duress".
20 May 2024 News
Rise in fertiliser costs suited Government's green agenda - Aontú
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín has said that emergency supports are needed now to subsidise the cost of fertiliser, with many farmers "deep in debt" due to inflation over the past number of years.
Debt levels up at farm service providers
Small businesses must stand up for themselves and complete cash flows.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Letter regarding payments not yet made to farmers
A call to the Minister – just pay us what is due and already allocated.
24 April 2024 Letters
Lakeland edges ahead of Dale Farm for March
Lakeland Dairies has increased its base price and introduced support payments to assist its suppliers with higher costs this spring.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Improved communication needed on BVD plan
Part of the frustration around the BVD National Eradication Programme is a lack of regular dialogue with farmers and no clear direction of what plan will be implemented in the coming years.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Suckler systems at a crossroads
Adam Woods previews what’s inside this week’s Irish Farmers Journal suckler Focus.
6 March 2024 Breeding & health
Letter regarding a delayed lime spreading payment
"Money is tight – lime spreading payment delayed" – Name & details with the Editor
28 February 2024 Letters
BVD support payments to continue in ROI
Support payments will continue on BVD testing calves born on suckler and dairy farms in ROI during 2024.
7 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Tillage payment increases to €50/ha
This forms part of €14.3m in support payments set to commence for the tillage sector.
29 January 2024 News