Following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), legislation which provided for intervention in the agricultural markets, and the provision of financial support to the agricultural sector, during actual or threatened severe market disturbance remained in place. DAERA is now considering making amendments to this legislation, relating to public intervention and private storage aid. DAERA wants to ensure that these arrangements are more appropriate to local circumstances and better suit the new Future Farm Support and Development Programme that will operate in Northern Ireland.
We welcome views from all sectors, age-groups, organisations and individuals and consultation responses will be used to inform recommendations on the way forward for an incoming Minister to consider.
This public consultation is open for a period of eight weeks until 24 October 2023. We encourage you to respond as early as possible.