Department ignores call to support forgotten farmer – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

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”.

3,500 herd number applications await approval – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

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”.

After 18 years just 6% of turfcutters relocated – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

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, …

Roscommon farmers must not be excluded from GLAS – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten is calling on the Agriculture Minister to ensure that Roscommon farmers have the opportunity to apply under the upcoming GLAS environmental scheme.

“As the scheme is currently structured it will be difficult for farmers who don’t have SAC designated lands to access the scheme, and this would exclude thousands of farmers throughout County Roscommon,” explained Denis Naughten.