Grant approvals letters for €3.1m seed potato and chipping potato scheme
Kelsey Daly
The scheme has provided growers the ability “to develop capacity and facilitating the expansion of a sustainable homegrown industry,” Minister Hackett said.
29 May 2023 News
Top CAP earners revealed: stud, potato and beef farms
There’s been little change in Ireland’s top 10 CAP beneficiaries, with a stud farm and farms connected with Larry Goodman still in the mix.
From the Tramlines: cereal planting nearly complete
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Kildare, Wexford, and Westmeath as some areas finish planting, while it continues on heavier ground.
Tillage Podcast: 8,000ha less tillage in 2023 as planting continues into May
This week’s show looks at estimated crop area and production figures for 2023 and, of course, there is an update on fieldwork and planting progress.
4 May 2023 News
Only 40% of potatoes in the ground
There are still plenty of fields to be planted across the country. Spring cereals are almost wrapped up, but potatoes, maize and beet are all on the agenda at present.
3 May 2023 News
At least 20% of spring cereals still to be planted
The spring weather has not made things easy on tillage farms. Spring planting has been delayed significantly for many.
26 April 2023 News
One-week extension to seed and chipping potato grant aid deadline
The deadline for the seed and chipping potato investment scheme has been pushed back a week.
13 April 2023 News
€450,000 in Department funds to transport seed potatoes to Ukraine
The funding is allocated to getting seed potatoes to 10,000 small farmers in Ukraine.
11 April 2023 News
IFA to examine co-op for potato growers
Maybe we’re better off with one voice, rather than 200-300 voices or maybe several smaller co-ops that might have 20 or 30 growers, Barry Mitchell, vice-chair of the IFA potato committee said.
22 March 2023 News
Farmer views: potato growers at boiling point on price
There was immense frustration at an IFA potato grower meeting last week, with growers frustrated by the price and demand for their product.
22 March 2023 News
‘Substantial’ price increase needed for potato growers
"What’s the view of people if we were to come out with a statement that until we see a price increase, there won’t be spuds going anywhere?" Tim Cullinan asked the meeting.
16 March 2023 News
Grant aid scheme for seed and chipping potato sectors now open
In 2022, €3m was provided to support the seed potato sector, however the scheme has been expanded this year to include growers of Irish chipping potatoes.
14 March 2023 News