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  • Hedgerow connectivity with scrub woodland, Co. Leitrim

    GLAS technical problems will be ironed out – Department

    The technical problems encountered by farmers attempting to sign up on-line for the new GLAS programme will be sorted out as a matter of priority, according to a Department of Agriculture spokesman. “We are aware of the...

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    Department’s GLAS website open for business

    The Department of Agriculture has announced further details of GLAS today, with a list of planners and the terms and conditions of the scheme. The Minister announced the opening of the scheme at the Fine Gael Ard...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • farmers

    North’s Department of Agriculture to relocate to Derry

    The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Northern Ireland is moving its headquarters to Ballykelly, Co. Derry. DARD is relocating from Dundonald House in east Belfast. The move will be carried out in two phases with 350...

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  • REPS

    Department has no evidence of fraudulent REPS claims

    The Department of Agriculture has no evidence of fraudulent Rural Environmental Protection Scheme (REPS) claims being made by farmers, according to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. The Minister made the statement this week in response to...

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  • Superlevy

    Department receives assurances on phased payment of superlevy

    The Department of Agriculture has received assurances from the European Commission that a phased payment of the superlevy will be allowed, according to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. In response to a parliamentary question this week...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Department of Agriculture

    Lack of demand cut Natura spend – Department of Agriculture

    A lack of demand from farmers in agri-environmental schemes, led to the revision of spending under Natura, according to the Department of Agriculture. In response to criticism from An Taisce of a the reallocation of €400m in CAP...

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  • calves calf

    Be prepared for calving – key advice

    With the calving season looming, preparation, organisation, planning and good stockmanship are all key management skills needed in the busy weeks ahead. Being prepared and organised will reduce calf mortality, save labour and cut down on stress...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • GLAS

    Department review confirms Mountbellew students don’t qualify for GLAS planning

    Graduates of Mountbellew Agricultural College do not meet the educational requirements to qualify as a GLAS planner, a review of the situation has found. The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney confirmed this week that the review of...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • TB

    TB blood test finds more reactors (Department says it’s to be expected)

    Latest figures from the Department of Agriculture show that the number of TB reactors rose last year on the back of a new testing programme. The Department says that, notwithstanding the continuing decline in the number of...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • GLAS

    EPA data to be used to access Vulnerable Water Area status for GLAS

    The Department of Agriculture is set to use EPA data to identify Vulnerable Water Areas a key criteria for many farmers hoping to enter the new GLAS scheme, the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said this week....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Department of Agriculture

    Why the Department of Agriculture does unannounced inspections

    Unannounced farm inspections by the Department of Agriculture have been a bone of contention with farmers for many years and the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney outlined in the Dail this week why they are necessary. He...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Beef cows Agriland

    Department sets date for next Beef Forum

    The next meeting of the Beef Forum will take place on Wednesday, February 4, according to a Department of Agriculture spokesperson. Commenting on this development ICSA General Secretary Eddie Punch confirmed that the issue of bull beef...

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  • Department of Agriculture

    Department of Agriculture has closed 42 DVO offices since 2009

    The Department of Agriculture has closed 42 District Veterinary Office‘s since 2009, the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, has confirmed this week. Speaking in response to a parliamentary question on the issue that, in line with Government...

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  • exports ship

    Bord Bia reports export growth in prepared foods, beverages

    Prepared food exports showed positive growth in 2014, according to Bord Bia, and were led by dairy-based enriched powders, which now account for 40% of total exports within the category. Currency movements during the year helped competitiveness...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Department of Agriculture

    New Department of Agriculture General Secretary

    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced the appointment of Aidan O’Driscoll as the new Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture. This follows approval of the appointment by the Government. Aidan...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Department of Agriculture

    Department of Agriculture opens online system for National Reserve and Young Farmers

    The online system for the submission of applications to both the National Reserve and the Young Farmers Scheme in 2015 has been opened by the Department of Agriculture today. Persons who meet the definition of ‘young farmer’...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Beef Prices

    EU beef separating into premium and ground beef market – Rabobank

    The EU beef market is increasingly separating into a premium and ground beef market with divergent price developments, according to a new Rabobank report. The Dutch multinational bank reports that prime beef will remain elevated in 2015,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Minister Coveney

    Department of Agriculture plans trade mission to Iran

    Iran is set to become a growing market for Irish dairy exports, with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney planning a trade mission to the country next  year. Speaking in the Dail recently,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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