Farming

Farming related posts and information articles by Sean Canney TD for the constituency of East Galway in the West of Ireland

23 01, 2022

Forestry Industry Licence System is still in a mess

By | January 23rd, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

The Forestry Industry is in a mess as the number of licences fall far short of the Department of Agriculture own targets for 2021 despite an investment in additional resources 4,035 forestry licences were issued [...]

22 01, 2022

Welcome funding for drainage works in Clonfert. Co. Galway

By | January 22nd, 2022|Blog, Farming, Flood Relief, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Loughrea Area, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have been informed by the Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan TD that he approved an allocation of €90,000 in funding to Galway County Council for works to open and clean [...]

19 01, 2022

Describes Government response to horticultural sector crisis as insult to the horticultural industry

By | January 19th, 2022|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have described the response by Government to the horticultural sector crisis as dismal as they publish a Working Paper to address the challenges in relation to the supply of peat for the professional horticultural [...]

18 12, 2021

Restrictions on the harvesting of horticultural peat a fiasco

By | December 18th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Sean Canney Independent TD has stated that the restrictions imposed on the harvesting of horticultural peat is a fiasco with imports of the same material increasing on a weekly basis. It is typical of a [...]

9 11, 2021

Small family farms at a crossroads

By | November 9th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I participated in the IFA organised meeting with farmers in Athenry mart last night (Monday). There were in excess of 300 farmers present which demonstrated the concerns of farmers for the very existence. “The Common [...]

30 10, 2021

Small family farmers will suffer most in Government policies to reduce carbon emissions

By | October 30th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I am concerned at the way farmers are being brought down a road of massive herd reduction to try to meet carbon emission targets set by Government. “The debate so far is very vague, and [...]

19 10, 2021

Welcome announcement of 70% Advance Payments of 2021 Basic Payment Scheme

By | October 19th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, that the payment of advance payments under the 2021 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) (including Greening) have commenced. “I am [...]

16 09, 2021

Welcome announcement of €20m of ANC payments issuing to 11,825 farmers in Galway this week

By | September 16th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the confirmation by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D., that payments under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme have commenced with payments worth just over €20 million [...]

28 06, 2021

Galway Wool Co-op is an opportunity for Galway Sheep farmers

By | June 28th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the initiative to form a Wool Co-operative to market and sell Galway Wool as a giant step forward for Sheep Farmers. “Last Saturday the Galway Wool Co-op were successful in selling over 5,000 [...]

24 05, 2021

Agricultural contractors must be included in TAMS ll supports scheme

By | May 24th, 2021|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have requested the Department of Agriculture to make the TAM ll grants available to agricultural contractors. “TAMS ll is a support for farmers in the purchase of plant and equipment for agricultural use. Many [...]