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Agriculture

US Quality Approval is a Boost for Kildare Beef Farmers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that the US Government approval of the unique, high quality of Irish Beef is great news for beef farmers here in Co. Kildare.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has given a seal of approval to advertise the unique qualities of Irish beef in the United […]

2017-06-27T08:39:12+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Agriculture|

Tillage Measure Included in TAMS II

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation yesterday (Thursday) of the launch of the new Tillage Measures under TAMS II which will assist tillage farmers to modernise and cut costs.

“My colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the launch of the new specialised Tillage Measure […]

2017-03-13T11:53:58+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Kildare Farmers can avail of New low cost loan scheme to help with Brexit challenge

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has said that a newly launched low cost agricultural loan scheme will be extremely beneficial for farmers in Kildare, at this time of price volatility due to Brexit. The ‘Agri Cashflow Support Loan Scheme’, which will be distributed by AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank was launched […]

2017-01-31T22:35:32+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Agriculture, Bloodstock, Business, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Tillage Farming can play important Role in Climate Change

This week in the Dail I spoke on the importance of Tillage farming and Government initiatives to support farmers who have experienced drops in income in recent years.  Tillage farming can play an important role in our climate change requirements and is an industry that is vital to our growing agrifood and brewing industries.

2017-01-24T00:04:49+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Agriculture|

Progress on low cost agriculture loan scheme is good news for Kildare farmers

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon, has confirmed that progress has been made on the establishment of the ‘Agri Cashflow Support Loan Scheme’, which is good news for Kildare farmers.

“The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has confirmed to me that important progress has been made in the establishment of […]

2016-12-17T10:41:58+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Meeting with IFA President re Schemes and Farm Incomes

I recently attended a meeting with newly elected IFA president Joe Healy and IFA County Chairman Brian Rushe to discuss farm incomes and measures that can be adopted to support farmers schemes.

Enhanced support for farm schemes, access to low cost credit, review of fertiliser costs, regulation of the retail sector and amendments to the Fair Deal […]

2016-10-23T07:19:59+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Fine Gaels Proposals to support Rural Ireland – GE16

Today (Saturday) I joined An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD,  and Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney TD as they outlined Fine Gael’s proposals to support rural Ireland, as part of Fine Gael’s Long Term Economic Plan to keep the recovery going. Highlights include:

·          The roll out of the Regional Action Plan for Jobs to drive local job creation and […]

2016-02-14T18:53:44+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues|

Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve Secures Coillte Agreement

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has this week welcomed confirmation that Ballitore Game and Wildlife Conservation Association (BGWCA) has concluded a deal with Coillte for the future Management and Development of the Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve for Biodiversity Improvement.

“I am delighted that the future of the Narraghmore Bog Nature Reserve has been secured […]