Eamon Ó Cuív: Mindset change needed.

More Galway farmers incur CC penalties

THE number of Galway farmers getting a ‘clean bill of health’ in the Cross Compliance inspections regime has fallen dramatically from 2010 to 2016, according to figures released by the Dept. of Agriculture. In 2010,...
Michael Fitzmaurice and friends on the way to the ploughing at the Glenamaddy Ploughing event last Sunday. PHOTO: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Not even a mention of farmers at opening of M17/18

IT was disappointing that the farming community and landowners didn’t even ‘get a mention’ at the opening ceremony for the new M17/M18 motorway last week, Co. Galway IFA Chairman Pat Murphy has said. He said...
Anne Rabbitte: CAP is vital to the West.

FF call for a cap of €60k on BPS monies

A CAPPING of direct payments per applicant at €60,000 is one of the proposals announced by Fianna Fáil at last week’s Ploughing Championships for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that will follow on...
Billy Comer, Carmel Hussey-Comer and Gerry Brennan (treasurer), Glenamaddy at the launch of The Ploughing that takes place on Sunday next. Photo: Johnny Ryan Photography.

6,000 expected to turn out for Glenamaddy Ploughing and Agricultural Show

NOW regarded as a highlight of the show calendar in the West of Ireland, the Glenamaddy District Ploughing and Agricultural Show returns on this coming Sunday, October 1. Since the inaugural event in 2014, the...
Michael Creed: More paid out due to online efficiency.

ANC payments arrive for 12,000 Galway farmers

ANC or ‘headage’ monies are arriving this week to about 12,000 Co. Galway farmers this week – the payments normally coincide with the National Ploughing Championships and were announced on Tuesday morning by Agriculture...
Michael Fitzmaurice: River restrictions on the way?

Ban on animal access to rivers on way

THE days of farmers being able to let their cattle drink from rivers and streams bordering or running through their lands could be coming to an end. A review group consisting of officials from the...

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