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The Minister for Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConlogue will today present the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) plan to his cabinet colleagues.   The plan, which must be submitted for ratification to the European Commission before the end of the year, will see €9.8bn in funding made available to 130,000 farm…

The Agriculture Minister says ‘significantly’ more jobs will be created in the farming sector in the next nine years – despite a dramatic fall in emissions.   The Climate Action Plan calls for agriculture to cut emissions by 22 to 30 per cent by 2030.   The agri-food sector employs…

The Minister for Agriculture has strongly defended the new fodder transport support scheme he has set up. Speaking ahead of a meeting with farmers in Sligo and Leitrim last night, the Minister also stood firm on payments being withheld on lands burnt last summer. Farmers state the 100km rule in…