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On Sunday evening the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala visited Cathal and Mary Garvey's farm in county Mayo and welcomed Premier Li of China and his wife Professor Chang to Ireland.
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.
An Taisce – the National Trust for Ireland – this week expressed serious concern at Minister Coveney’s recent announcement that there will be no rollover of REPS and no new AEOS entrants in 2014. The Minister claimed that this would achieve “national and European savings of about €25 million”. However, An Taisce believes that these savings mean that thousands of farmers implementing environmentally beneficial schemes and sustainable forms of agriculture will lose, in some cases, half of their total farm income in 2014.
The extension of the closing date for submission of appeal forms for 2012 Disadvantaged Area Scheme to August 31 gives some breathing space to farmers but does not defend this latest farming farce according to Sinn Féin Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh.
Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring has welcomed the announcement of funding to a number of harbours in County Mayo under the Harbours Scheme from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Ten thousand, two hundred and seventy seven Mayo farmers have been in receipt of Single Farm Payment to date, with 10,192 receiving payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Agriculture of the advance payment of €487 million in Single Farm Payments (SFP) to 101,000 farmers. The payments have been brought forward from December to October following representations made by Minister Coveney to the EU Commission.
Farmers are outraged at the reduction in numbers who are eligible for the Agri-Environment Options Scheme and also the reduction in the maximum payment to farmers which has been capped at €4,000 per year, a reduction of €1,000.