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  • farmers

    Cork farmers to raise €100,000 to take on Department of Agriculture in High Court case

    A group of farmers from west Cork are taking a legal challenge in the High Court against the Department of Agriculture over land eligibility penalties, Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae has revealed. Healy Rea, who attended a meeting...

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  • inspections

    Calls for Department to end unannounced inspections

    Calls have been made for the Department of Agriculture to end the practice of no-notice farm inspections, by Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy. At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development committee this week Carthy...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • Department of Agriculture

    Department to provide one-on-one help for online applications

    The Department of Agriculture will provide one-to-one assistance between Wednesday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 31 at its offices in Portlaoise, to help people who may be experiencing difficulty in completing and submitting online applications under the...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • maize

    Department cancels trials on uncovered maize

    The Department of Agriculture has cancelled its uncovered maize trials, leaving maize farmers without any independent Irish research on uncovered varieties of maize. Until now the Department trialled, over three years, new varieties of maize for inclusion...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • farm partnerships

    Department expects large number of ‘new’ farm partnerships in coming months

    The Department of Agriculture is expecting a large number of new applications to farm partnership the Farm Partnership Register in the coming weeks. The Department has said that, based on the level of enquiries to the Department...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Kepak

    Kepak to supply beef to European-wide sustainability project

    Bord Bia in collaboration with Kepak, will develop an Irish beef project that will be rolled out across five European markets through Autogrill. The campaign will see Bord Bia will support Autogrill with a communications campaign including...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • dairy

    How to cope with the challenge of dairy volatility – Department

    While the medium term outlook for farmgate dairy prices remains positive the challenge of volatility within the sector is one that has not gone away, according to staff within the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine....

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • REPS Superlevy CAP

    Department officials working on superlevy payment scheme

    Department officials are working hard to roll out a new payment scheme for Ireland’s impending superlevy as the March 1 date for the end of milk quotas nears, according to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. The...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • dairy

    Ireland may have avoided the extremes of the dairy downturn, Department says

    Irish dairy farmers have probably escaped the worst of the current market slow down, according to the latest analysis from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine. This is because the reduction in international dairy prices...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • CAP IFA

    14 nationwide CAP reform meetings announced by Department of Agriculture

    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced a series of 14 regional information meetings on CAP reform implementation that his Department are holding during March. Commenting on the meetings, the Minister again...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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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...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • tree no ditch

    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 1 month 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...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • REPS Superlevy CAP

    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...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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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 1 month 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...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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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 months 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 2 months ago
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