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Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has met today with Phil Hogan TD, the Republic of Ireland’s nominee to be the next EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.
Jim Nicholson MEP recently met with members of the Belfast Hills Partnership to discuss issues including; the ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) scheme, potential opportunities for farmers within the new Rural Development Programme and the challenges facing the beef sector.
27 August 2014
Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson recently met with Rhonda McDowell and Kathy Jensen to learn more about the work of the Armagh Bramley Apple Development Programme and to discuss ways of maximising the positive impact of PGI (Protected Geographical Indicator) status for Armagh Bramley growers
19 August 2014
Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has raised the concerns of local farmers regarding the continued lack of detail in relation to several key aspects of the new CAP, including greening with the European Commission.
Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson has congratulated local Great Taste winners and said that the amount of success highlights the level of innovation in the Northern Ireland agri-food industry.
17 August 2014
Ulster Unionist MEP, Jim Nicholson, said the achievement of the Field Marshal Montgomery pipe band in winning their tenth World Championship piping title in Glasgow on Saturday is particularly noteworthy on an international scale.