The delay in issuing 36,219 farm payments at an estimated value of €135.26m has is “placing undue financial hardship on families”, according to Denis Naughten TD.
Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Agriculture to immediately release compensation which has been due to farmers for up to 21 months under the BVD eradication policy.
Close to 10 farmers a day are withdrawing from the Beef Data & Genomics Programme, which clearly shows there is a need for the Agriculture Minister to clarify aspects of the new suckler cow scheme, states Denis Naughten TD.
Denis Naughten TD has described a decision by the Department of Agriculture not to support an all-party recommendation to resolve the issue of young farmers with low or no single farm payment entitlements – known as ‘forgotten farmers’ – as “disappointing”.
Chaos has been caused with a backlog of 3,500 herd number applications pending within the Department of Agriculture claims Denis Naughten TD.
“Because services previously available through the local Department of Agriculture offices,
such as the issuing of herd numbers, have now been centralised, an unacceptable backlog has been created”.
Local TD Denis Naughten has asked the Agriculture Minister to clarify aspects of the new suckler cow scheme to ensure as many farmers as possible sign up…
Denis Naughten TD has revealed that up to one in five farmers under the age of 40 fall into the category of a ‘forgotten farmer’ with low or no single farm payment entitlements…
Eighteen years after the signing into law of the EU Habitats Directive on the restriction of turf cutting on SAC designated bogs, a succession of Governments have failed to deliver on the relocation of turfcutters, stated Denis Naughten TD. “Since the introduction of bog designations, there has been a complete failure to deliver on a fundamental plank of this law, …
Denis Naughten has today (Wednesday) asked the Taoiseach to withdraw new TB rules introduced by the Department of Agriculture which effectively ban treating sick cattle for up to 6 weeks, in advance of a herd test.
Variations of up to 400% in the value of penalty applied by the Department of Agriculture following farm inspections across the country highlight the urgent need to overhaul the whole system, claims Denis Naughten TD.