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Coveney does nothing to avert farming disaster — Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív, has accused the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, of remaining idle and doing nothing to avert the disaster that will affect farmers in Ireland this year.

Minister must introduce measures to help farmers — Ó Cuív

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has remained “idle and done nothing to avert the disaster that will affect farmers in Ireland this year” after what has been an “unusually wet summer”.

Calleary calls for urgent clearing of backlog in payments to Mayo farmers

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has welcomed indications from the secretary general of the Department of Agriculture Tom Moran that the Agri-Environment Options Scheme may be reopened this year. Mr Moran made the comments to the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture last week, just weeks after the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney admitted that he is not considering reopening the scheme. Deputy Calleary said: “There was much anger and upset among thousands of farmers in Mayo and across the west last month when Minister Coveney said there would be no new AEOS scheme this year. It will come as a huge relief to them if the Minister rows back on this, as indicated now by the secretary general of his Department.

Calleary calls for urgent clearing of backlog in payments to Mayo farmers

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has welcomed indications from the Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture Tom Moran that the Agri-Environment Options Scheme may be reopened this year. Mr Moran made the comments to the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture last week, just weeks after the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney admitted that he is not considering reopening the scheme. Deputy Calleary said, “There was much anger and upset among thousands of farmers in Mayo and across the West last month when Minister Coveney said there would be no new AEOS scheme this year. It will come as a huge relief to them if the Minister rows back on this, as indicated now by the Secretary General of his Department.

Time to exploit our extraordinary marine resources — Minister

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Ireland’s oceans are an extraordinary natural resource with massive potential yet to be tapped, according to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, who was speaking at a national marine economy conference held in Malahide, Co Dublin, on Tuesday last.

Single Farm Payments processed for Mayo as agri sector thrives

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Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring has has said that the agri-food sector is on course for another strong year, following bumper export results for 2011. The Minister of State also confirmed that 98% of Single Farm Payments have been paid to farmers in County Mayo with outstanding payments set to be processed as quickly as possible.

Feasta Bia food ambassador of the year

This award was presented to Cait Curran earlier this month in recognition of her work in producing, training, and supporting local organic foods. Cait Curran has her own stall at the Saturday Galway market and she has been the project manager for Garrai na Oileain, an association promoting organic market gardening in offshore islands. She is also involved in the slow food movement and is editor of Organic Matters, a magazine dedicated to all things organic. The award was presented by Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine Simon Coveney. Feasta Bia is all about local food production and consumption, and through various initiatives it hopes to help increase these areas by 20 per cent over the next few years.

Farmers encouraged to deal with stress

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney joined together with Kathleen Lynch Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and the IFA to launch Let’s Talk: Dealing with Stress, a helpful resource for farmers on dealing with the particular pressures of farm life and seeking help and support.

More young people need to get involved in farming - McFadden

The Minister for Agriculture has told local Deputy, Nicky McFadden that he wants to encourage more young people to become involved in farming and is delighted to see renewed interest in the sector.

Calleary seeks Government support for Belleek Woods Project

Ballina TD Dara Calleary has called on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to look favourably upon a funding application from Belleek Woods Enhancement Committee, made under the Neighbourwood Scheme.

 

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