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Divergence between house and land price inflation

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While house price inflation continues, agricultural land prices overall in the last 12 months remained steady but the range of prices achieved for land is extensive and very much subject to location and quality, from €4,000 per acre for marginal lands to €15,000 for smaller plots in commuter belt areas. Average prices being achieved are in the €9-9,500 per acre bracket.

EU Aid Package might fund €1200 flat payment per dairy farmer

The President of ICMSA has warned against any complacency that the dairy crisis is over. John Comer said that what he called “the back patting” that followed a one cent per litre increase for July milk now needs to stop and the sector must move decisively towards price ranges above the cost of production.

Councillors unhappy about the publication of farmers' CAP payments

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A number of county councillors have expressed unhappiness about a new policy whereby the details of farmers' grants from Europe are being published online. This follows new EU regulations, which required details of all payments made to Common Agriculture Policy beneficiaries in 2014 to be published by member states. Some €1.8 billion was paid to 130,000 farmers and rural enterprises nationwide under CAP schemes last year.

‘The EU has been good for Mayo’ — Higgins

“One of the questions I get on the doorstep is ‘what’s Europe ever done for me?’ The answer is – a lot!” said MEP and European election candidate Jim Higgins. He went on to say this week that “as well as general achievements such as opening up our export and trading market, our membership of the EU has directly benefited Mayo in many, many, ways. One of my biggest priorities in Europe has been the reform and support of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and of this, Mayo has been a big recipient – receiving €22m of CAP single farm payments in 2013 alone. Of the 61,000 jobs created last year, approximately 25,000 were in agriculture. I’d be the first to say that agriculture is driving our economic recovery and that’s why I fought to safeguard the CAP budget. The new CAP will provide Irish farmers with €12.5 billion from 2014-2020, so that our agriculture sector has the support it needs to prosper.”

Open forum for farmers on CAP and other farming issues

An opportunity for Westmeath farmers to get the latest, most up-to-date position on the detail of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) changes and other issues will take place today (Friday January 24) when MEP Mairead McGuinness will be guest speaker at an open forum.

Farmer-friendly agri workshops needed

MEP Marian Harkin has called for the introduction of farmer friendly workshops to explain how the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will affect them. “Instead of overloading our farmers with documentation, inspections, and fines it would be more productive if our department of agriculture held information workshops where farmers could get personalised information on how the new CAP will affect them,” she said.

Great expectations for Ireland's seventh EU presidency

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Ireland has both the privilege and the responsibility of hosting the presidency of the Council of the European Union from January 1 until June 30 2013. Holding the presidency is an important role at any time, but the expectations for this forthcoming presidency are even greater given the challenging circumstances that both the Union and Ireland face.

Great expectations for Ireland's seventh EU presidency

Ireland has both the privilege and the responsibility of hosting the presidency of the Council of the European Union from January 1 until June 30 2013. Holding the presidency is an important role at any time, but the expectations for this forthcoming presidency are even greater given the challenging circumstances that both the Union and Ireland face.

Great expectations for Ireland's seventh EU Presidency, says MEP

Ireland has both the privilege and the responsibility of hosting the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from January 1 until June 30 2013. Holding the Presidency is an important role at any time, but the expectations for this forthcoming Presidency are even greater given the challenging circumstances that both the Union and Ireland face.

Farming cuts meeting in Shrule tonight

A campaign led by the Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív against any reduction in CAP funding and against cuts to lower and middle income farmers continues this week, with a public meeting scheduled in Mayo to take place tonight (December 14) at Craddocks in Shrule at 8pm.

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