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Coveney urges EC to stabilise dairy markets

The European Commission is being urged by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to consider all possibilities to stabilise EU dairy markets.

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Delays to hen harrier project ‘unacceptable’

Delays in developing the Hen Harrier Threat Response Plan are unacceptable and severely damaging the image of the EU’s bio-diversity programme, Natura, among farmers.

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France to pay farmers to grow protein-rich crops

France will pay farmers to grow faba beans and other crops that can add protein to livestock rations as the largest beef producer in Europe seeks to cut its dependence on imported soybeans, where China’s demand threatens supply.

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IFA welcomes minister’s call on Beef Forum deal

A statement from Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney calling for the full implementation of the Beef Forum agreement on time was welcomed yesterday by the IFA. Mr Coveney said after a very difficult 2014 for beef farmers interested parties have worked hard to reach agreement.

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Farm safety workshops to be held at colleges

Workshops on farm safety will be held at agricultural and horticultural colleges over the coming weeks.

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Green fuel plant boost for biomass producers

Farmers will have a reliable market for up to 120,000 tonnes of biomass produce when a smokeless fuel plant in Foynes, Co Limerick, is fully operational.

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Land mobility service makes all its targets for year one

This time last year we established the Land Mobility Service.

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Farmers say EU red tape is a ‘bureaucratic monster’

The red tape surrounding the new Common Agricultural Policy is “a bureaucratic monster,” according to European farmers and their co-operatives.

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Industry built on great tradition

SOME 500,000 Christmas Trees are being harvested in Ireland this year following excellent growing conditions. Some 300,000 of them are being sold on the home market with the remaining 200,000 being exported, mainly to Britain.

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Farmers, factories seek to resolve beef issues

The IFA and Meat Industry Ireland want Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to chair a meeting to iron out issues relating to the Quality Assurance incentive, due to be implemented from January 1.

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