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Articles Tagged ‘Phil Hogan’

€500,000 approved for fruit & veg promotion

EU funding of €500,000 has been approved for Bord Bia to promote fresh fruit and vegetables for the next three years. This additional funding brings to €1m, the total amount to be spent on such produce, until 2018.

A game-changing CAP


The proposals for restructuring the next Common Agricultural Policy and how it interacts with farmers are game-changing, as EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, explained to Matt O’Keeffe.

CAP application deadline extension being considered

Phil Hogan


Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan's announcement that he is considering extending the period for submission of applications under the CAP, which is currently 15 May, following requests from Member States, including Ireland.

Downsizing the CAP cake


The bigger a cake is, the easier it is to divide it to everyone’s satisfaction. The size of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, then, has become the critical issue as far as Irish farmers are concerned, writes Matt O’Keeffe.

Farm grants may face chop if safety not up to speed

Grants worth €1.2bn to Irish farmers may be linked to their safety record and cuts may be imposed if farmers do not comply with safety regulations, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said this week.

IFA deems extensions welcome but insufficient


An extension to dairy APS (aid to private storage) and intervention dates, proposed by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan this week, has been welcomed by the Irish Farmers' Association  (IFA) but also deemed 'insufficient'.

IFA-EU Commission event on CAP 2020


‘Making CAP 2020 work for you’ is the theme of an Irish Farmers' Association (IFA)-EU Commission Citizens’ Dialogue event to be held on April 20 in Kilkenny.

McGuinness calls for support for tillage sector


Vice-president of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness MEP, has urged EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, to address immediate and long-term concerns about the future viability of the grain sector and to explore all options to provide financial supports for tillage farmers affected by a very poor harvest, in a meeting with the Commissioner in Strasbourg. Following this, the Agriculture Committee has agreed to have a debate on the issue.

Safety net extension thrown to fruit and veg


The European Commission has formally extended the safety net measures for the European fruit and vegetables sector until the end of June 2016, it was announced today (August 7).

Simplification measures welcome but 'still inadequate'


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.