Updated: 26/02/15 : 03:49:31
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Comiskey welcomes details of Scottish Derogation

Fine Gael Senator for Sligo North Leitrim and the party’s Spokesperson for Agriculture in the Seanad Michael Comiskey has today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, that further details regarding the implementation of the Scottish Derogation Provision of the Basic Payment Regulation. Senator Comiskey said This announcement is crucial for farmers who for a variety of [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/02/15 : 03:51:43
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New Guide will help farmers understand BPSE - Perry

Fine Gael Sligo Leitrim TD, John Perry has said that a new guide for farmers will help them understand their Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements and will assist their farm planning.“The new Guide to Basic Payment Scheme entitlements is a very positive development for smaller farm families, particularly those along the Western seaboard.“Farmers will shortly receive an indication of the number and value of entitlements they may be [...]  Read More...

Updated: 12/02/15 : 13:07:13
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Co-Ops can and must hold January and February milk prices

Speaking after this week’s IFA National Dairy Committee meeting, gathered to decide on its spring milk price campaign, Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while current returns remained weak, they were now improving as the global dairy market recovery is underway.  He said the Committee had decided to lobby co-op boards and management teams for the maintenance of current spring milk prices despite the slight easing of the Irish [...]  Read More...

Updated: 12/02/15 : 13:11:14
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Pig factories try to hold back increases

IFA Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty has said that as EU pig prices begin to creep back up, Irish pig factories are desperately trying to hold back the price of pigs, which is completely unacceptable.  “It is apparent that some factories are pushing back kill dates for their regular suppliers, while purchasing pigs from the spot market dealers for a few cent more. Farmers see this as a blatant attempt to hold back the price [...]  Read More...

Updated: 12/02/15 : 12:47:50
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“Old Young Farmers” to be accommodated under the National Reserve - Comiskey

Fine Gael Senator for Sligo North Leitrim and the party’s Spokesperson for Agriculture in the Seanad Michael Comiskey has today commended the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD for granting funding from the National Reserve to “Old Young Farmers”.The term ‘old young farmer’ is used to describe that group of farmers who, due to the time period in which they established their holding, did not have the [...]  Read More...