Agricultural Pollution (Northern Ireland): Fines

Fines for breach of cross compliance rules related to the protection of water against pollution in NI. 

There were 47 breaches found on NI farms during 2020, with 40 of these incidents resulting in penalties worth 3% of basic payments. 

This set of regulations covers the likes of slurry spreading and nutrient run-off from farmyards. 

Almost 80% of the farms inspected for these rules last year were deemed at risk of being non-compliant.

Seven farmers were found to be in breach of rules relating to landscape features

Leave a Reply