Expand Your Horizons 2017

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Teagasc and the National Rural Network (NRN) are jointly hosting a series of seminars to promote the value of rural Ireland and the services available. The seminar series, entitled ‘Expand Your Horizons 2017’, will take place from the end of January to March. It is hoped the seminars will foster increased information sharing in rural areas.

Department confirms HPAI subtype in wild bird

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The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has confirmed that the avian influenza subtype H5N8 detected in the wild bird found in County Wexford on December 28 is the highly pathogenic strain that has previously been confirmed in the UK and mainland Europe. This is the only case detected in Ireland so far.

MEP predicts significant CAP changes post-2020

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Budgetary pressures in the EU, strong lobbying by environmental organisations, a looming Brexit and frustration among farmers with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) form the backdrop to further and potentially significant changes to the CAP post-2020, according to European Parliament vice-president, Mairead McGuinness.

IFA push for immediate implementation of EU Food Chain report

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Speaking from Brussels, where the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament will meet today, Monday, January 9, 2017, to discuss the EU Food Chain report on increased price transparency and independent enforcement to strengthen farmers’ position with retailers, IFA president, Joe Healy, said it is critical that these recommendations are introduced without delay and actively enforced to rebalance power in favour of farmers.