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Hayes Launches €4.2m Investment Aid Scheme for the Commercial Horticulture Sector

Hayes Launches €4.2m Investment Aid Scheme for the Commercial Horticulture Sector

Tom Hayes, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with special ...


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Terra Madre ..Salone Internationale del Gusto - John Stanley

The main reason Linda and I wanted to be in Torino in late October was to visit "Salone Internationale del Gusto...Terra Madre" which is organised by the Slow Food Movement.

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    Hen Harriers Under Forestry Threat

    Conservation groups in Ireland call for support for farmers in Hen Harrier areas and are warning of the dangers planting trees within its protected areas. Hen Harrier has become part of a media storm in Ireland. Attempts to portray the species as a threat to farming livelihoods have been stymied by the fact that it is apparent that the interests and livelihoods of many farming communities are actually more compatible with Hen Harrier conservation than recent media reports indicate.

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      Hayes Announces Government Approval of New Forestry Programme 2014 - 2020

      Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, announced recently that the Government has approved the new Forestry Programme covering the period 2014 – 2020. 

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        New Organic Farming Scheme Generating Huge Interest

        A proposed 60pc increase in payments to participants of the Organic Farming Scheme, combined with priority entry into GLAS, has obviously accelerated that interest. In the past 10 years the area of organic land has doubled in the EU. But, notably, sales of organic food have quadrupled to over €22bn, pointing to a deficit in supply for a variety of products.

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          Supervalu TidyTowns - West and North West Region Awards Ceremony

          This year's SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the West & North West region were presented recently, Monday 1st December 2014, at a prize-giving ceremony in the Knockranny House Hotel, Westport. SuperValu TidyTowns winners were presented with their awards by Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister of State at The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Richard Lennon, Regional Manager, SuperValu proud sponsors of the competition. Fiona Monaghan of Fáilte Ireland also joined the Minister on stage.

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            Autumn Promotions - John Stanley

            During this tour I have seen a blending of autumn displays blending into Christmas promotions and wonder if this will continue to be a trend. Pumpkins are an ideal product for getting the autumn feel across, at our hotel in Torino they were used as part of an autumn floral decoration.

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              Coveney Announces €93 million in REPS and AEOS Payments Before Christmas

              97% of all eligible cases paid their Single Farm Payments to date. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, announced recently that AEOS and REPS payments are to commence immediately. "REPS and AEOS payments will begin this week and in excess of €93 million will be paid out before the end of the year", the Minister said.

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                HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Kildare Growers Go Centre Stage at Irish Hardware Show 2015 - December 12th

                The Kildare Growers have announced their participation at the Irish Hardware Show 2015. The group will be showcasing the best of what Irish nurseries have to offer, to all garden retailers at the upcoming event which takes place in February.

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                  Supervalu TidyTowns - Midlands and East Region Awards Ceremony

                  This year's SuperValu TidyTowns awards for the Midlands & East region were presented recently, Wednesday 3rd December, at a prize-giving ceremony in the Community Hall, Moynalty, Co. Meath. SuperValu TidyTowns winners were presented with their awards by Damien English T.D., Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, and Paul Rice, Regional Manager, SuperValu, proud sponsors of the competition. Also joining the Minister on stage was Colm Breheny, Client Services Manager Fáilte Ireland.

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                    IPM ESSEN 2015 - Politicians and Top Purchasers as Guests at the World's Premier Horticultural Fair

                    Strong Interest From Official and International Sides

                    Politicians and Top Purchasers as Guests at the World's Premier Horticultural Fair From January 27 to 30, 2015, the 33rd IPM ESSEN will take place at Messe Essen. Even now, high-ranking politicians and numerous major international purchasers have already promised to take part in the world's premier horticultural fair.

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                      Hayes Acknowledges Ireland's Second Biggest Food and Drink Export Market

                      Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine last night attended the 10th annual Bord Bia Irish Food and Drink Trade Reception in the Irish Embassy in Paris, where representatives of major French retailers and food service industry, along with over 30 Irish food and drink exporters to France, were present.

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                        The Global Bio-Economy: Is Ireland in Danger of Losing Out?

                        The European bio-economy employs some 21.5 million people and presents an annual market worth over €2 trillion, with significant potential for further growth, as EU member states supplement food production with sustainable technologies for production of biofuels, bio-fertilisers, bio-chemicals and bio-plastics. 

                        Read more: The Global Bio-Economy: Is Ireland in Danger of Losing Out?

                          Irish Consumers and Local Food

                          A preference for local food is a growing trend amongst consumers in the UK and Ireland, according to Bord Bia's Periscope report. In Ireland, 7 out of 10 adults consider buying local produce to be important when shopping for food – as a comparison; just over half of adults in the UK feel the same. 

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                            AIPH and Union Fleurs Launch International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2014

                            International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2014 is now available. The latest volume contains the current available data on the global production and trade of ornamental flowers and plants. Published by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in association with Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, International Statistics Flowers and Plants 2014 is the result of extensive research and data compiled by Leibniz University of Hannover.

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                              Minister Coveney Announces Grant Awards of over €20m for Agri-Food and Forest Research

                              The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, and Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Forestry Tom Hayes T.D., recently announced awards of over €20 million for collaborative inter-institutional research projects under the Department's FIRM, Stimulus and CoFoRD competitive research funding programmes. These awards arise from the Department's 2014 Call for Research proposals.

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                                IPM ESSEN 2015

                                The international trade fair for plants (IPM ESSEN) is the world's leading trade fair for horticulture. It is the only specialist trade fair of its kind to cover the entire value chain of plants, including production, technology, floristry, garden features, and the point of sale. No other plant fair offers trade visitors such a comprehensive market overview and so many multifaceted novelties.

                                At the next IPM ESSEN, taking place from 27 to 30 January 2015 in Essen, more than 1,500 exhibitors from 50 countries and trade visitors from more than 100 countries are expected once again. The international trade fair for plants is represented with additional events in Moscow, Dubai, Beijing and Bangalore.

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