Good morning. In the news today Fianna Fáil's agricultural spokesperson is calling for a crisis fund for the west and the INHFA is concerned that GLAS payments this autumn could exclude commonage.
Today will be an increasingly windy day with southerly gales developing along Atlantic coasts. Western parts will be mostly cloudy with some rain developing. A lot of dry weather elsewhere, apart from the odd shower, with some morning sunshine, though it will turn overcast everywhere later on with some patchy drizzle. Highest temperatures 15°C to 18°C.
Mild and windy tonight with occasional rain and gales around the coast. Rain will become persistent and heavy in the west with the risk of local flooding. Min 12°C to 14°C.
In the newsThe National Ploughing Championships are all over for another year. For full coverage of the three days in Screggan including the innovation awards, farm safety demonstrations, advice on crime and more click here.With farmers along the west still struggling to get the harvest completed, Fianna Fáil’s agriculture spokesman Charlie McConalogue has urged the Government to put a crisis fund in place to help those farmers affected.The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has raised concerns that the GLAS payment system for this autumn may exclude commonage farmers.Bans on imports of US and Canadian bone in beef as well as US boneless beef for livestock less than 30 months old have been lifted by China, which is the second-biggest beef buyer in the world.Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed opened One51’s Protech Plastics facility on Thursday at Little Island, Cork. The new plant will service the Irish food industry with a range of food-grade packaging. Butter prices are up by 29% compared with this time last year, according to figures released by the EU Milk Market Observatory.
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