Hogan: Protecting Small Farmers Top Priority In EU Budget Negotiations

EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan stated that his top priority in the ongoing EU budget negotiation is “protecting the small and medium sized farmer who remains the backbone of Europe’s food production and rural communities”. Ahead of a Citizens’ Dialogue with 400 farmers in Kilkenny City, co-organised by the IFA and […]

Commissioner Hogan Must Fight To Secure CAP Budget Increase – Healy

Addressing a crowd of over 700 farmers in Kilkenny this evening, IFA President Joe Healy said there must be an increase in the next CAP Budget to improve farm incomes, to reflect inflation and to fill the hole left by Brexit.   The IFA President issued a strong message to the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan: […]

Major IFA-EU Commission Event With Phil Hogan

MAKING CAP 2020 WORK FOR YOU’ – FRIDAY APRIL 20TH AT 7PM IN O’LOUGHLIN GAELS GAA CLUB, KILKENNY   ‘Making CAP 2020 Work for You’ is the theme of a major IFA–EU Commission Citizens’ Dialogue event to be held on Fri, April 20th in Kilkenny.   Inviting all farmers, agri-business and the general public to […]

Taoiseach And Commissioner Hogan Must Intesify Pressure Against Bad Mercosur Deal – IFA

 Speaking from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the EU-Mercosur trade discussions are on hold until the New Year without agreement, IFA President Joe Healy said the serious threat from a bad deal on beef and poultry has not gone away.   He said the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan must intensify the […]

Increased Budget Critical To Ensuring CAP Post 2020 Is Fit For Purpose – IFA

In response to the draft communication from EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, on the reform of the CAP Post 2020, IFA President Joe Healy has said an increased CAP budget is essential to ensure that the future CAP is effective and fit for purpose.   He said, “In contrast to the economic landscape of the […]

Irish Farmers To Get EU €250m Cash Flow Boost

The European Commission has agreed to increase the Basic Payment Scheme to Irish farmers from 50% to 70%. The payment, amounting to €250 million and due on October 16th, follows recent adverse weather that has caused cash-flow difficulties for 139,000 farming families. Speaking at National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore this morning, Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for […]

Cap? Brexit? The Future of Europe? Town Hall Citizens’ Dialogue with Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development

A town hall style “Citizens’ Dialogue” with an opportunity to hear from, and talk to, Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development together with Professor Thia Hennessy, Department of Food Business and Development, UCC Welcome by the Mayor of Kilkenny, Councillor Pat O’Neill SPRINGHILL COURT HOTEL (Waterford Road, Kilkenny) Thursday, 1 June 2017 […]

‘Yes We Can’, Commissioner Hogan – Five Suggestions To Ease The Crisis In Farming

While Commissioner Hogan wrings his hands and says there is nothing he can do in relation to the crisis in Agriculture he must remember his responsibilities to the farming community. Speaking yesterday in the European Parliament in the debate on this issue MEP Luke Ming Flanagan outlined five areas where the Commissioner can immediately intervene, […]

Commissioner Hogan Must Safeguard Ireland’s Sustainable Food Production In Agri-environment Talks – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to directly intervene in the current EU discussions taking place on ammonia and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.   He said, “Ireland’s agri-food sector is growing carbon efficiently, with overall emissions declining by 9% since 1990 as the sector recorded its sixth consecutive […]

Minister Hogan underestimating cost of water charges – Purchase.ie

Purchase.ie, the online store which specialise in products that save energy and conserve water, has estimated that households with five people are likely to pay close to 700 Euro a year in water charges, and not an annual bill of €450 as stated recently by Minister Phil Hogan. The report (Water Charges Made Simple – […]

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