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€1.9m spent on private storage aid in Ireland in 2016
Thomas Hubert
Details of CAP payments published by the Department of Agriculture reveal how much processors got paid last year to store the overhang of milk and pigmeat resulting from the oversupply crisis.
27 January 2016 Pig
Private storage scheme suspended for pigmeat
The European Commission has suspended all applications to the private storage scheme for pigmeat.
27 January 2016 News
Hogan plans to extend dairy Private Storage Aid
The European Commissioner for Agriculture has announced that he is proposing an extension to the PSA scheme for skimmed milk powder (SMP) and butter.
Average EU milk price no longer falling, latest figures show
The average farmgate milk price across the EU grew marginally for July – the first time since the end of quotas.
22 August 2015 Markets
Intervention no silver bullet
Dairy: The Commission cannot hide behind the laws of supply and demand and free market forces as an argument for not intervening.
22 July 2015 Editorial
Export refunds a longer term solution
Calls for financial support outside of the agricultural crisis reserve fund are well founded as are calls for any super levy fines to be ring fenced to provide market supports.
10 September 2014 Editorial
Majority of butter in PSA scheme coming from Ireland
DairyCo report that since PSA opened in September, almost 17,000 tonnes have been offered into the scheme, with the majority coming from Ireland and the Netherlands.
30 November -0001 News
No crisis in dairy sector - Hogan
Speaking at a meeting of agricultural ministers on Monday, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has said the dairy sector is "not in a state of crisis."
30 November -0001 News
Private storage aid for pigmeat halted
EU member states have supported a European Commission move to close private storage aid for pigmeat.
30 November -0001 News
Private storage aid for pigmeat now open
Applications for pigmeat private storage aid officially opened on Monday.
30 November -0001 Pig
Hogan seeks dairy intervention and storage aid extension
European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan is proposing to prolong EU intervention and private storage aid schemes to support dairy markets as the Russian ban on EU food imports continues.
30 November -0001 News
Ireland no longer putting dairy products into EU market support systems
Figures reported by the European Commission for the past week show that Ireland has stopped using intervention and private storage for dairy products.
30 November -0001 News