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Commission’s ‘one-off lump sum’ may not be as helpful as it seems

Commission’s ‘one-off lump sum’ may not be as helpful as it seems

The announcement of a lump sum scheme to address the inputs crisis will not provide any extra EU funding for...

May 21, 2022

Farmer ‘lump sum’ payment: ‘Clarity needed’ on funding

Farmer ‘lump sum’ payment: ‘Clarity needed’ on funding

Following the announcement today (Friday, May 20) by the European Commission that it plans to allow member states to make...

May 20, 2022

EU Commission approves €16m support scheme for Finnish farmers

EU Commission approves €16m support scheme for Finnish farmers

A €16 million support scheme for Finnish farmers, in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, has been approved...

May 20, 2022

‘One-off lump sum’ for farmers proposed by commission

‘One-off lump sum’ for farmers proposed by commission

The European Commission has proposed an exceptional measure to allow EU member states to pay a “one-off lump sum” to...

May 20, 2022

Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare

Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare

Rural development measures in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020 appear to have helped improve animal welfare, according to a...

May 13, 2022

Department chief backs current CAP plan after commission criticism

Department chief backs current CAP plan after commission criticism

The secretary general of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has highlighted the merits of Ireland’s draft Common...

May 5, 2022

€40m to research plant varieties resistant to climate change

€40m to research plant varieties resistant to climate change

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and independent family-owned group, Florimond Desprez have signed a €40 million loan agreement to finance...

May 1, 2022

CAP: Minister welcomes committee discussion on observation letter

CAP: Minister welcomes committee discussion on observation letter

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has welcomed a committee discussion on observations by the European Commission...

April 30, 2022

EU moves to suspend all duties on agri imports from Ukraine

EU moves to suspend all duties on agri imports from Ukraine

The European Commission has proposed today (Wednesday, April 27) to suspend import duties on all Ukrainian exports to the European...

April 27, 2022

Commission told Irish farms ‘in desperate situation’ on fertiliser price

Commission told Irish farms ‘in desperate situation’ on fertiliser price

Representatives from the Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI) of the European Commission have been told that Irish farms are...

April 20, 2022

Call for dedicated EU funding  for plant-based food sector

Call for dedicated EU funding for plant-based food sector

A coalition of 63 organisations is calling on the European Commission to ringfence funding specifically for plant-based food research. A...

April 15, 2022

CAP observation letter published on department website

CAP observation letter published on department website

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that his department has published the European Commission’s observation...

April 14, 2022

Commission will limit sulfoxaflor insecticide to indoor use only

Commission will limit sulfoxaflor insecticide to indoor use only

Spreading of the insecticide sulfoxaflor is set to be limited to indoor use only, by the European Commission in the...

April 12, 2022

EU emissions directive ‘must be resisted by right-minded people’

EU emissions directive ‘must be resisted by right-minded people’

The proposed changes to the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) – which would see larger cattle, pig and poultry farms...

April 10, 2022

Copa Cogeca: Family farming will pay a high price under permit proposal

Copa Cogeca: Family farming will pay a high price under permit proposal

Copa Cogeca, which lobbies for 22 million European farmers has said that thousands of family livestock farms will be unfairly...

April 6, 2022

Irish MEPs urged to stand up for sustainable grass-based livestock farming

Irish MEPs urged to stand up for sustainable grass-based livestock farming

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has rejected “out of hand” proposals by the European Commission to introduce...

April 6, 2022

Farm permit proposal: Official document outlines threshold of 150 LUs

Farm permit proposal: Official document outlines threshold of 150 LUs

The official document from the European Commission outlining changes to the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) – that will see more...

April 6, 2022

Permit proposal for family farms ‘unthinkable’ – Macra

Permit proposal for family farms ‘unthinkable’ – Macra

Macra na Feirme is the latest farm organisation to slam proposals from the European Commission to extend an environmental permit...

April 6, 2022