Articles Tagged ‘Department of Agriculture, ’

€140m ANC payments announced

 

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has announced that payments under the 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme and Areas of Specific Constraint (Islands) scheme, worth over €140m, have started issuing to almost 65,000 farmers.

€17.8m capital programme for fishery harbours announced

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced the full details of a €17.8m capital investment package for the ongoing development of Ireland's publicly owned fishery harbours and local harbour network.

€2m flood damage support for fodder loss

€2 million fund to be made availabl0e to farmers who have suffered fodder losses as a result of the severe flooding.


The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched a scheme of assistance for farmers who have suffered fodder losses as a result of the severe flooding in recent weeks. This new scheme was agreed at the Government meeting on Tuesday, January 5.

Action needed on TB in deer – IFA

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Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) animal health chairman Bert Stewart has said the high levels of TB in wild deer requires immediate and targeted action by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Agri sector accounts for 8.4% total employment

 

The agriculture sector accounted for 8.4 per cent of total employment in 2014, according to the Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture Food & the Marine 2014/2015, which was published today (Tuesday, June 23).

Agri-food sector pivotal to economic recovery – Minister

Welcoming the launch of Action Plan for Jobs 2015, the latest step in the government's plan to deliver full employment by 2018, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, said that the agri-food sector, which had a strong export focus, was pivotal to progressing the current economic recovery.

Aid package for Irish farmers

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, welcomes measures put together by the EU Commission to address difficulties in the dairy and pigmeat sectors.

 

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, welcomed the package of measures put together by the EU Commission to address difficulties in the dairy and pigmeat sectors.

Animal health crucial for dairy success

High animal health status is key to trade and international market access, and gives Irish milk producers and processors a competitive advantage. This was the main message from the recent Teagasc ICOS Dairy Expansion seminar.

Areas of Natural Constraints scheme opens

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced the opening of the new Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme which replaces the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme under the new Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020. The scheme is co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Basic Payment Scheme balancing payments commence

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The next instalment of payments under the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme and Greening will commence as scheduled on December 1, it has been announced. In 2015, the main balancing payment is fixed at 27 per cent.