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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.
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.
Westmeath TD Nicky McFadden has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, that the first payments to farmers in AEOS 1 have been issued.
Two Galway farmers’ markets have been awarded the Farmers’ Market Good Practice Standard for 2011 to 2013. The markets, in Moycullen and Roundstone, were among seven around the country which received the standard from Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney this week.
Farmers in County Kilkenny have delivered a clear message to Government TDs following a 50 per cent cut in the funding for the promised AEOS Scheme.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has confirmed the appointment of Phil Meaney as chairperson of Bord na gCón, in succession to Dick O’Sullivan, who retired from his position last month.
The possibility of US President Barrack Obama coming to visit Mayo picked up momentum this week. Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said this week that there were “obvious reasons” why Mayo could be included on the State visit of the US President with it being the home of Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
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.
Enda Kenny’s fellow Fine Gael TDs in Mayo have rowed in fully behind the Castlebar man’s leadership of the party, however there remains some criticism nationally following a meeting of the parliamentary party on Wednesday.
Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney has warned that Ireland may be on the brink of further financial disaster. Speaking in NUI Galway on Monday Deputy Coveney said Ireland is on the verge of yet another massive economic crisis and that is because we are totally overexposed by having to import the fossil fuels that actually drive our economy.