Tillage farmers will be offered financial incentives for the production of animal feed as a crisis

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    A new incentive was announced tillage farmers to produce additional forage this fall under financial obligation to $ 2.75 million.
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A new incentive was announced tillage farmers to produce additional forage this fall under financial obligation to $ 2.75 million.

The Minister of agriculture, food and the marine, Michael creed T. D. today launched the scheme with the agreement of the Minister for Finance, public expenditure and reform of the Paschal Donohoe T. D.

This measure will provide an incentive of EUR 155 / ha for soil gardeners, who grow a temporary crop of melodrama rotation for fodder production during the winter months and 100 euros per hectare for those growing intermediate crops such as forage rape, turnips, etc.

Currently, more than 23 000 hectares of catch crops supported under agri-environment scheme, Glas. These additional funding obligations designed to encourage the doubling of this area.

With reference to the Minister’s launch, creed said; ‘I am keenly aware of the need to prepare for winter in advance. I have been actively engaged with the rear group and through their work, increasing the production of domestic forage is a collective priority this fall. Through this incentive, I encourage tillage producers to actively participate in the feed market.

This year has been a challenging year for livestock and tillage farmers. This measure of support tillage farmers to put on that strong market for feed’, – added the Minister of religion.

It comes as Irish dairy farmers are facing €800m revenue hit in 2018, according to Pat McCormack, ICMSA President, who added that the situation may deteriorate depending on weather conditions between now and next April.

“This is the dairy sector alone and not to take into account the significant income falls in other agricultural industries.

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“Let’s be very clear about the impact of weather issues in agriculture, as this is the last time of the year will not only hit farmers pockets, but will affect directly opposite rural Ireland and this is a question that just needs to be moved to the agenda of the Government,” he said.

Meeting this week members across the country, Mr. McCormack said that the level of anxiety and stress on farmers is unprecedented and at this stage is very specific measures that will need to be implemented to enhance the prey base, and secondly, reducing demand for feed.

Rules

This measure will be available to all tillage farmers, but only apply to land not included in the voice to catch, measure the crops or the land declared as catch crops to meet the environmental requirements focus areas for landscaping.

The participant voice may qualify for this measure on the cultivation of land not in receipt of the voice help the crop catch.

The crop must be grown in commercial requirements and recommended seeding and fertilizer application rates must be followed.

The crop must be grown on land declared as tillage in the application of BPS in 2018.

A minimum area of 3 hectares and a maximum area of 50 hectares will apply.

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