New proposals from European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, on simplification measures for agriculture, have been given a general welcome, though it has been claimed by an Irish MEP that they do not go far enough.
Teagasc will hold an information and communications technology (ICT) agri seminar on Friday, February 26 in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
MEP Sean Kelly has sought retroactive action by the European Commission to compensate farmers who have incurred fines as a result of incorrect completion of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) forms. This call for compensation comes following news that the CAP application process is to be simplified.
The opportunities for farmers to improve their returns from sheep farming will be the main focus of three Teagasc national sheep conferences in February.