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ICMSA support postponement

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with businesses of all

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large multi-nationals.

“I’ve engaged with

numerous businesses

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who would welcome an

opportunity to become

more biodiversityactive,”

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responsibility for Land

Use and Biodiversity.

“Everyone from

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both their impacts and

dependencies on biodiversity.

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have a positive impact

on their local community

and employees and

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business reputations.”

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of Business in the

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Budget 2022 has to give practical support

to farmers for “climate change measures”

The President of

ICMSA has said that the

upcoming Budget 2022

will have to offer serious

practical help to

the state’s 100,000-plus

farming families as the

sector prepares to transition

to lower emissions

and more climate

efficient production.

Speaking after meetings

with the Minister

for Finance, Paschal

Donohue, and Minister

for Public Expenditure,


McGrath, Pat McCormack

said that the

farm organisation had

made very specific and

targeted proposals

across taxation, envi-

Martin Heydon,

Minister of State at

the Department of

Agriculture paid tribute

to Ireland’s

‘vibrant’ agri-food

sector at the recent

launch of Agri

Aware’s new Dig In!

webinar series for

schools. Agri Aware

is bringing their Dig

In! educational

resource to life with

added modules and

new series of in classroom


Dig In! is a primary

school curriculumlinked

resource to

help children learn

about agriculture, life

on the farm and in

the countryside.

The new ‘Fun Fridays’

webinar series

will run from October

to December with ten

episodes covering a

range of topics


ronment and farm

schemes that will

move the position forward

in a rational, cost

efficient and measured

way. It was up now to

Ministers Donohoe

and McGrath to examine

and weigh the

undoubted benefits

that would flow from

accepting and implementing

the proposals

or to continue the current

Government policy

of loading more

and more regulation

onto farmers while

including dairy, the

environment, horses,

farm safety and pigs.

Dig In! is available to

all schools through

the Agri Aware website


.ie and schools can

also sign up for the

Fun Fridays webinar

series there.

Welcoming the

opportunity to

relaunch Dig In! Minister

of State at the

Department of Agriculture

Martin Heydon


“I want to commend

Agri Aware for its

tireless work in

ensuring all of our

primary school students

have the opportunity

to learn about

life on Irish farms.

Some will go on to be

farmers in the future,

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simultaneously cutting

the levels of practical

support and


“Ireland will effectively

have two budgets

this year: one financial

and one climaterelated,

at this stage

the latter is as important

as the former. By

the end of the year,

there will a great deal

more detail about what

needs to be done and

by what stage. Farmers

are braced to take

up the challenge but

that is going to require

active and practical

help. We’ve outlined

how we think that

should be structured,

but the most important

thing is that the Government

realise that,

somehow ‘standing

back and watching’ is

the environment,

while others may

work in our vibrant

agri-food sector. All of

them will be consumers

of Irish produce.

Dig In! is

therefore an important

initiative that

can help tie all these

different elements

together. As Minister

of State with special

responsibility for

Farm Safety I particularly

welcome the

focus on keeping children

safe on farms.

Creating a culture of

safety starts at a

young age and must

go hand in hand with

everything we do on

our farms.”

Alan Jagoe, Chairman

of Agri Aware

not an option here:

only they can give this

the momentum to

move it forward and

we’ve given them a

suite of measures that

we think will provide

some of that momentum”,

said Mr. McCormack.

ICMSA has again

called for a Farm Management


Scheme that is a revenue-approved


of dealing with utterly

destructive income

said: “We are

delighted to launch

Dig In! once again

this year. The new

digital element is a

reflection on how

education and delivery

of education has

changed since the

start of the pandemic.


has remained a crucial

and constant supply

of high-quality

food and produce and

those are all highlighted

in our Dig In!

resources for Primary

Schools. Dig In!

has been so important

in maintaining a

connection between

young consumers and

where their food

comes from”.

volatility allowing

farmers to deposit

money in ‘Good’ years

and access it in ‘Bad’.

ICMSA has also called

for a widening of taxation

bands and 3%

stamp duty on the sale

of agricultural land.

On the environment,

they want no VAT on

low emissions LESS

equipment, as well as a

60% grant on LESS

equipment and other

environmental investments


through a properly

funded TAMS II. Continuing

that theme, a

rebate system should

be introduced to

encourage the switch

from CAN to Protected

Urea. In addition to a

properly resourced

TAMS II, the organisation

thinks that a

reformed and funded


scheme could attract

an additional 10,000

participants next year.

The surge of interest

in the Department’s

piloted dairy calf-tobeef

scheme – an initiative

proposed by

ICMSA – strongly indicates

that a better

resourced scheme

would have even more

applicants with proven

emissions reductions

and better returns for

individual farmers. A

payments ‘break’ for

farmers suffering from

outbreaks of bovine

TB would cost paltry

sums and would function

along the lines of


the Covid-19 payment

breaks that so proved

their worth recently.

The organisation has

also called for shortterm


benefits to be extended

to the self-employed so

that farmers – “the

most dangerous occupation

in Ireland” –

can enjoy a similar levels

of social protection

to those available to

workers in other much

less dangerous sectors,

concluded Mr. McCormack.

Schools webinar series “Agri Aware Dig In” Launched

McDermott calls for survey on

die back on ash trees on N52


Cllr. Frank McDermott

(FG) asked the Municipal

District of Mullingar

Kinnegad to ask the district

to carry out a survey

of die back on ash

trees on the N52 Delvin

to Clonmellon and was

told that roadside trees

on field boundaries are

the responsibility of the

landowners to maintain.

Landowners should

have their trees

inspected frequently and

take whatever measures

necessary to ensure the

roadside trees do not

present a hazard to the

public. This matter has

been discussed with the

NRDO and they are

seeking the advice of the

Transport Infrastructue

Ireland (TII) in relation

to a policy for dealing

with Ash Die Back along

National Road verges.

Cllr McDermott

stressed he would like to

see the district engineer

“have a look and see is

there any danger

involved” with Cllr

Hazel Smyth (GP)

adding that if the audit

could be conducted

using an arborist.

Director of Services,

Deirdre O’Reilly said the

survey would fall under

the remit of the transportation

section and

said she would pass his

comments on. “We will

also await response from

Alan Jagoe, Agri Aware Chairman, Minister Martin Heydon, Aimee Gray, Agri Aware

Education Officer and Marcus O’Halloran, Agri Aware Executive Director.

the NRO through TTI in

relation to treatment of

ash die back.”

At the same meeting,

he asked the district to

consider designing an

extension to our looped

walk, to include along

the bank of the Glore

river to Traynor’s

bridge, the Distillery,

Gallaghers Moateens,


We are aware of the

great work being done

and would encourage

the community to

develop a proposal for

consideration by the

Community section for

funding for next year

under Outdoor Recreation,

LEADER, etc.

McConalogue continues CAP

consultation tour in Westmeath

Minister for Agriculture,

Food and the

Marine, Charlie

McConalogue, will continue

his Common

Agriculture Policy

(CAP) Consultation

Tour in Westmeath on

Wednesday, 29 September.

The Minister will

speak at Delvin Mart at


The Minister plans to

visit every county to

hear directly from

farmers as part of the

CAP consultation

process over the coming

weeks. Ireland's

CAP Strategic Plan

must be submitted

before 1 January 2022

in order to have the

new CAP in place for

Minister for


Food and the




January 2023.

Details on mart visits

will be released

through agri, social

and local media. Interested

farmers are

encouraged to contact

their farming organisations

or their local

mart before attending

due to necessary

COVID-19 restrictions

and responsibilities.

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UN Food

Summit “won’t

even address

the core

problem – let

alone solve it”


Speaking days before

Minister McConalogue

represents Ireland at

the U.N. Food Systems

Summit, the President

of ICMSA has said that

the possibility of anything


emerging from the conference

was “virtually

nil”. Mr. Pat McCormack

said that until

the dominant role of

multinational retail

corporations in global

food systems was

addressed, there was

no chance whatsoever

of introducing the

kind of fundamental

shift towards environmental

and economic

sustainability that

these kinds of

grandiose summits


Mr McCormack said

that Minister McConalogue

carried the best

wishes of Irish farmers

with him to the

summit, but there was

no corresponding confidence

that the core

problems around food

system reform would

even be addressed, let

alone solved. As an

example, Mr McCormack

cited the the

Irish ‘Pathway’ paper,

published to coincide

with the Summit, and

noted that there was

not a single reference

in it to the pricing of

food, the one element

without which it’s not

possible to understand

either the challenge or

possible solutions.

“I read the Irish

‘Pathways’ document

that sets out our position

and have to admit

to being very disappointed.

There is not a

single reference in it to

establishing the real

economic and environmental

cost of producing

food and then

ensuring that that cost

is met by either the

consumers or the

retailers who sell to the

consumers. I’ve said

this before and I’m

going to say it again: if

we continue allowing

the retailers to use


their market dominance

to sell food at

below its real cost,

then we just don’t have

a chance of doing anything

as regards

reform of the food systems.

If government

won’t insist on the

market paying the real

cost and continues to

allow retail corporations

to underpay their

suppliers and undercharge

their customers,


everything else is just

pointless and this summit

can just join the

already lengthy list of

irrelevant events that

make officials feel better

but achieve

absolutely nothing.”

The ICMSA President

said that it was

becoming more and

more obvious that the

only group who were

singled out for regulation

and mandatory

measures were farmers

and for everyone

else it was just a case

of: “See what you can

do there, if you can be

bothered, if you don’t


“We’re very aware of

the dangers of oversimplification

on this

dizzyingly complex

and overlapping issue.

But farmers would feel

that if there was ever a

case for reverse-engineering

our way to the

starting point of an

answer then reforming

the food systems to

make them more sustainable

has to be the

most feasible option.

We have to start with

the fundamental fact

that there is a real economic

and environmental

cost to

producing sustainable

food and that once this

price has been established

then it has to be

paid by the consumer.

If we can’t even get to

that self-evident truth,

then, honestly, we

haven’t a hope of getting

to where we all

know we need to get

to”, said Mr McCormack.

National Ploughing Championships

2021 was a huge success

The National Ploughing

Championships, first established

in 1931, celebrated

its 90th anniversary in

Ratheniska, Co Laois with

the focus firmly back on the

Association’s ploughing


A true ‘Ploughing’ master

class was on display with

the finest ploughmen and

women from all over the

country battling it out on

150 acres in 22 separate

classes over the three days

as old friend’s reunited and

new marvellous memories

were made.

Martin Kehoe from Wexford

became the National

Senior Conventional

Ploughing Champion

and Dan Donnelly from

Wexford won the Senior

Reversible Contest. Siobhan

Dermody from Co

Kilkenny was crowned the

‘Queen of the Plough’ following

her win in the

farmerette class. Aisling

O’Toole from Co Kildare

was named the 2021

National Brown Bread

Baker winning a prize fund

of €15,000, her award winning

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year. This year’s overall

Innovation Arena Awards

NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh, President James Sutton and Chairman Mick Mahon congratulate the

new National Conventional Ploughing Champion Martin Kehoe and the new National Reversible Ploughing

Champion Dan Donnelly, both from Wexford.

with Enterprise Ireland winner

was marine biotech

company Brandon Bioscience

in Tralee, Co Kerry.

In collaboration with the

traditional fertiliser manufacturer

Target Fertilisers,

the company’s winning

entry is an innovative new

biostimulant product using

extracts from common

brown seaweed that has

the potential to reduce

chemical nitrogen input on

farms by up to 20 per cent.

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award went to Jennifer and

Kevin Corley, founders of

EquiTrace which is an app

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So as the final sod was

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Significant step in sheepmeat access to China

- Protocols for export

of sheep meat and

breeding pigs signed

- Ongoing engagement

on the resumption

of beef exports

Significant advances

in gaining access to the

Chinese market for

Irish sheepmeat were

announced on 18 September

by Charlie

McConalogue TD, Minister

for Agriculture,

Food and the Marine.

Minister McConalogue

and Minister NI of the

General Administration

of Customs of

China (GACC) have

signed and exchanged

formal protocols that

will pave the way for

the export of sheepmeat

and breeding pigs

from Ireland to China.

China accounts for

38% of the global

sheepmeat import market.

In 2020, China’s

sheep meat imports

amounted to 365,000

tonnes and were valued

at €1.47bn at current

exchange rates.




said: “The sheepmeat

protocol that I

have signed today represents

an important

milestone in gaining

access to the Chinese

market. China is a substantial

importer of

sheep meat, with a positive

outlook for

demand in the long

term. I expect that,

when the remaining

steps are completed to

enable trade to commence,

exports will

grow gradually over

time, as Chinese consumers

become familiar

with the quality

and taste of our Irish

sheepmeat offering.”

A number of technical

steps remain before

GACC can include the

list of approved plants

on their website. In

addition, before trade

can commence, DAFM

will have to put in

place systems and safeguards

to ensure compliance

with protocol

requirements on eligible

product. This may

take a number of


L-R: Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and Minister of

State for new market development Martin Heydon.


Minister McConalogue

and Minister NI

also signed a protocol

on live pigs, which sets

out the quarantine and

hygiene requirements

for the export of highquality

breeding pigs

to China.


Department officials,

through the Embassy

of Ireland in Beijing,

continue to engage positively

with their Chinese

counterparts with

a view to re-opening

market access for Irish

beef. However, the timing

of that decision lies

with the Chinese

authorities. Minister

McConalogue commented:


beef access to the Chinese

market remains a

priority. Our engagement

on these protocols

is encouraging in

this regard, and I hope

that the Chinese

authorities will soon

be in a position to

make a positive decision

to allow exports to


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answers from meat factories

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“Sheep farmers are very

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Local Agricultural Students Encouraged

To Apply For John Feely Scholarships

The John Feely Foundation

has announced

that applications are

now being accepted for

the four scholarships

awarded by the group

each year. A sum of

€1,500 each is awarded

to four students in

Year One of an agricultural

course at Clonakilty,


Pallaskenry, Gurteen,

Mountbellew and Ballyhaise


colleges. or who is

studying an agriculture

related course in

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another third level

institution. Applications

can be made by

any ICMSA member

who are required to

give their own name,

phone and membership

number while

nominating the stu-

Email: sales@pfgill.ie

dent, as well as providing

the student’s home

address, the course the

student is engaged

upon, and the institution

the student is

attending. Applications

from the Midlands

are particularly

welcomed by the Foundation

and can either

be emailed to:

info@icmsa.ie or

posted to John Feely

Scholarships, ICMSA,

John Feely House,

Dublin Road, Limerick,

V94 KX38.

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successful students

will be selected by

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the end of 2021.

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