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The Agriculture Minister’s been accused of being poorly prepared for the fodder crisis affecting farmers. Michael Creed’s been appearing before the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee this afternoon to brief politicians on his response to the issue. However, opposition TDs told the Minister he should have acted sooner to import animal feed…

The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is expected in Leitrim tomorrow night. Michael Creed will make a presentation on the planned changes in CAP. Farmers can also ask questions at the meeting which takes place from 7pm at the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon tomorrow night. Chairperson of the IFA in…

Farmers are calling for clarification from the Minister for Agriculture on whether the new fodder transport payments can be backdated. Hauliers also want to ensure that VAT will not be applied to the subsidy. Minister Michael Creed announed the details of the long-awaited scheme yesterday. While farming organisations have welcomed…

There are now serious concerns for the future of the District Veterinary Lab in Sligo. Ocean FM News understands that a key meeting is planned with staff in May. The review of the labs is complete and the recommendations now rest with Minister Michael Creed. Anger is growing locally among…

Rosses Point Pier and Raghly Pier in county Sligo have been approved for funding. €138,000 has been approved for the two projects. The two projects are part of a national announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed under the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure…

The Minister for Agriculture is under pressure to scrap a new review process of mackerel quotas. The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has already hit out at Minister Michael Creed for setting up this process saying he should concentration on the impact of Brexit on the industry instead. Even his own party…