December 8, 2019

The Ulster Unionist Party has unveiled its manifesto priorities for farming in the upcoming general election.

UUP Agriculture Spokesperson Robin Swann said:

“This is one of the most important elections facing the United Kingdom in generations. The MPs elected next week will have a crucial role in shaping the UK’s future course for many decades to come.

“It’s an especially important...

September 23, 2019

Ulster Unionist Agriculture Spokesperson Robin Swann MLA has questioned why DAERA is not taking up the recommendation of a badger cull from its own TB advisory group.

Robin Swann said:

“TB is costing the Northern Ireland public purse around £40m every single year. £25m of that is for compensation, with testing costs adding around a further £15m each year. The effect on individual f...

June 22, 2019

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA has welcomed a commitment to the UUP from the Department of Agriculture that a new tranche of the Wider Level of the Environmental Farming Scheme will be opening for applications on 19 August. He was commenting after his party received an update on the scheme from DAERA.

Robin Swann said:  

“Overall the EFS has been quite successful...

December 19, 2018

Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA, has raised concerns about delays in processing remote sensing inspections and the impact that it has had on the cash flow of impacted farm businesses.  The North Antrim MLA wrote to DAERA after being informed by several sources of delays in results being sent back from the Dublin based firm responsible for the remote inspections, res...

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