Consultation opened on 29 August 2023. Closing date 23 October 2023 at 23:59.


The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking views on proposed amendments to public intervention and private storage aid rules.

We are using Citizen Space for collating responses from stakeholders – please provide your response to the survey online if you can. If you are not able to provide your responses online, there are instructions for others response methods in the Letter to Consultees document below.


Consultation description

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.

Ways to respond

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Sustainable Agri Food Development Division
Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
1st Floor West
Clare House
303 Airport Road West Belfast

Note: When responding, please state whether you are doing so as an individual or representing
the views of an organisation. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please
make it clear who the organisation represents, and where applicable, how the views of its
members were assembled.

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