SIMON Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine welcomes the measures announced today by his colleague Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, to alleviate the difficulties experienced by livestock and tillage farmers due to unprecedented wet weather experienced during the summer and autumn of 2012.
DELIVERING the opening address today at the Grant Thornton Conference Food 4.0: The Dynamics of Supply and Demand Simon Coveney T.D. , Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine said that “ the challenges of the last few years have seen Irish food companies bring new approaches to understanding their strengths, identifying new business opportunities and managing costs. This is particularly difficult when world prices are volatile putting pressure right along the food supply chain in many countries and markets.”
THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has welcomed the decision by the Kerry Group to establish in Ireland its flagship global technology and innovation centre in Ireland with their investment of €100m.
FIANNA Fáil TD for Cork North West, Michael Moynihan, has called on Minister Simon Coveney to direct his Department and Teagasc to immediately set-up a helpline for the farmers who are in distress due to the poor weather conditions this summer.
Deputy Moynihan commented: “Every day I am contacted by farmers throughout north and west Cork as well as farm organisations concerned about the effect the terrible summer is having on farmer’s mental health and the need for emergency action and support.
THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD today announced the publication by his Department of a report which highlights the importance of the agri-food sector to Ireland’s economy. [Read more...]
FIANNA Fáil TD for Cork South Central, Micheál Martin TD, has called on the Minister for Agriculture to follow through on his commitment that a special fund would be established for businesses that were affected by the recent floods in Cork.
Businesses in Douglas and other areas of Cork were severely hit by the floods on June 28, with many still shut.