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Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Deputy Peter Burke, has raise a number of pertinent agriculture issues which were highlighted to him by concerned farmers within the constituency.
Deputy Denis Naughten has called for the current rules on stocking rates for the ANC and BEAM schemes to be eased due to the Covid-19 restrictions impacting on farmers and marts.
Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has welcomed the expansion of the Calf Investment Scheme as an important support for farmers during the Covid-19 crisis.
Aurivo Marts have agreed a protocol with the Department of Agriculture under the recently announced Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for livestock marts.
Great care must always be taken to protect drinking water supplies wherever pesticide use is considered necessary, particularly if using products for grassland weed control containing substances such as MCPA, Glyphosate, fluroxypyr and 2,4-D.
A "robust financial package" to protect farmers during the Covid-19 emergency is essential, especially in order to mitigate the effects of the drop in demand for farmers' produce, particularly in the beef and sheep sectors.
Following an intense series of discussions between the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine (DAFM) and ICOS - the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd - ICOS has welcomed confirmation from the Department that marts will be allowed to handle livestock trading in a limited way.
Irish Water has joined forces with six other agencies in Mayo to try to find solutions to an ongoing problem with pesticide exceedances in the Newport public water supply.
Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has called on the Government to immediately activate financial assistance schemes for farmers, families and businesses impacted upon by the serious flooding within the Shannon basin.
BY DECLAN VARLEY