Farming

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

24 11, 2020

Canney welcomes advance payments for Sheep Welfare Scheme

By | November 24th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

Seán Canney TD today welcomes the announcement that advance payments for year four of the Sheep Welfare Scheme are now underway. The scheme will see €14,7 million paid to over 18,200 farmers. ‘The advance payments [...]

19 11, 2020

Welcomed the payment of €46.6 million under the new Beef Finisher Payment Scheme

By | November 19th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome this payment as 1,854 Galway farmers benefited with an average payment of €1,177 which equates to almost €2 million “I welcome the supports to farmers at this time. The beef sector needs to [...]

26 10, 2020

Calls on Government to review restriction on Marts

By | October 26th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Minister for Agriculture and the Government to review the restrictions imposed on livestock marts. “As a result of the level 5 restrictions, marks are in crisis and cattle prices are [...]

18 10, 2020

Welcomes announcement of €56 million to Galway Farmers

By | October 18th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

“I welcome the announcement that advance payments under the Basic Payment Scheme, worth in excess of €56 million to Galway farmers, have commenced today. These payments are a vital support for farmers across the county [...]

28 09, 2020

Supports calls to develop the Wool Industry in Ireland

By | September 28th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Government to support the Wool Industry in Ireland. In Ireland the value of wool has dropped and is considered worthless at present. As a product wool is natural, it is [...]

22 09, 2020

Meeting with IFA in Athenry on 2021 Budget Submission

By | September 22nd, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I met with representatives of the I.F.A in Athenry this week. We discussed key points in their 2021 Budget Submission. Farming is under pressure and is in need of support to help sustain the family [...]

17 09, 2020

Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system

By | September 17th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I welcome the decision of the Dáil Business Committee this morning to approve the fast tracking of the Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020 to deal with the horrendous backlog in appeals of forestry applications. “On [...]

31 08, 2020

Welcomes progress on South Galway / Gort Lowlands Flood Relief Scheme Feasibility Report

By | August 31st, 2020|Blog, Farming, Flood Relief, Galway East, Gort Area, Homepage, Information, Kinvara Area, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have received confirmation that the Draft Feasibility Report will be made available to the OPW and Galway County Council to-day (Monday 31/8/20) by the Consultants. Following a review of the report by both the [...]

20 08, 2020

Sean Canney urges farmers to apply for the €100 per head finisher payment for beef scheme.

By | August 20th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I encourage farmers to apply for the new €50 million Beef Finishers Payment Scheme. The reference period for applications is 1st February to 12th June 2020 for any eligible cattle slaughtered during this period. The [...]

18 08, 2020

Call for support package for sheep farmers

By | August 18th, 2020|Blog, Farming, Galway East, Homepage, Information, Latest News, Tuam Area|0 Comments

I have called on the Minister of Agriculture to put a support package in place for sheep farmers. Sheep farmers have received no support during the COVID-19 emergency. Sheep farmers need support with the closure [...]