EU funding of €500,000 has been approved for Bord Bia to promote fresh fruit and vegetables for the next three years. This additional funding brings to €1m, the total amount to be spent on such produce, until 2018.
Articles Tagged ‘Phil Hogan’
The proposals for restructuring the next Common Agricultural Policy and how it interacts with farmers are game-changing, as EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, explained to Matt O’Keeffe.
Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan's announcement that he is considering extending the period for submission of applications under the CAP, which is currently 15 May, following requests from Member States, including Ireland.
The Cork 2.0 European Conference on Rural Development took place last weekend, organised by the European Commission and under the remit of Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan.
The bigger a cake is, the easier it is to divide it to everyone’s satisfaction. The size of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, then, has become the critical issue as far as Irish farmers are concerned, writes Matt O’Keeffe.
Grants worth €1.2bn to Irish farmers may be linked to their safety record and cuts may be imposed if farmers do not comply with safety regulations, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said this week.
A survey carried out among members of the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) has revealed that more than half (51 per cent) of professionals working with the agri-food industry believe that Brexit could offer a positive opportunity for Ireland.
Speaking at the Teagasc Open Day on dairying in Moorepark, IFA president Eddie Downey called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney to ensure that the EU Commission fulfills its obligations by reviewing dairy intervention prices.
An extension to dairy APS (aid to private storage) and intervention dates, proposed by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan this week, has been welcomed by the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) but also deemed 'insufficient'.
IFA president Joe Healy is meeting with EU Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels to discuss the severe income crisis and the measures needed to alleviate the problems on farms.
IFA environment chairman Thomas Cooney has called on agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan to directly intervene in the current EU discussions taking place on ammonia and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
‘Making CAP 2020 work for you’ is the theme of an Irish Farmers' Association (IFA)-EU Commission Citizens’ Dialogue event to be held on April 20 in Kilkenny.
Vice-president of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness MEP, has welcomed a commitment from EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, to carefully monitor the many and complex trade negotiations underway for their impact on the EU farm sector.
Vice-president of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness MEP, has urged EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, to address immediate and long-term concerns about the future viability of the grain sector and to explore all options to provide financial supports for tillage farmers affected by a very poor harvest, in a meeting with the Commissioner in Strasbourg. Following this, the Agriculture Committee has agreed to have a debate on the issue.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has hosted the second meeting of the Dairy Forum with key stakeholders from the Irish dairy sector.
The European Commission has formally extended the safety net measures for the European fruit and vegetables sector until the end of June 2016, it was announced today (August 7).
New proposals from European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, on simplification measures for agriculture, have been given a general welcome, though it has been claimed by an Irish MEP that they do not go far enough.