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Flexibility needed to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments" Creed

on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., made the comments while attending a meeting of the Council of EU Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels.

Speaking in Brussels, Minister Creed said “While we are supportive of the Commissions efforts to better target direct payments, we must be mindful that the agriculture sector differs significantly across Member States in for example average farm size and agro ecological conditions. In that context and in the spirit of subsidiarity envisaged in the European’s Commission’s CAP Communication, Member States should be given the flexibility to decide on how to improve the targeting and fairness of direct payments within their own country”.

Sheep Census Reminder

on Monday, 29 January 2018. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Sheep

This year’s sheep census must be returned to the department by the 31st of January.(14th of February if doing online) If you are posting your census make sure and register post it and hold on to the receipt as it is the only acceptable proof of postage in the case of a dispute.

Doyle announces commencement of 2018 Forestry Premium Payments

on Tuesday, 09 January 2018. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Property, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry, has announced the release of the first bulk payment of annual tax-free forestry premiums for 2018.  The payments are currently being issued to forest owners who applied through the Department’s online services website

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