Weekly podcast: Hogan calls out member states on CAP
In this week's podcast we hear from Commissioner Hogan on how EU member states need to be encouraged to fill CAP funding and the INHFA on their hopes for hill farmers.

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CAP funding can be increased, but it’s up to member states to fill the Brexit gap, Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan told news correspondent Hannah Quinn-Mulligan in Brussels.

Hogan also outlined how he hopes CAP proposals will work in favour of young farmers and how his strategy for selling off skimmed milk powder (SMP) is working.

Listen to "Commissioner Hogan on CAP and SMP" on Spreaker.

Policy officer with the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) Joe Condon, spoke to the Irish Farmers Journal at the association’s AGM.

Listen to "Joe Condon on INHFA on the CAP proposals" on Spreaker.

Tommy Moyles talked to Dermot Leahy about the Timoleague catchment area. This is one of six areas where water quality is measured as part of the Teagasc Agricultural catchment programme.

Listen to "Water quality in Timoleague catchment" on Spreaker.

As part of our Agritech focus this week we talked to Padraig Whelan and Fiona Edwards Murphy about the threats facing bees and how their company Apisprotect aims to combat them.

Listen to "Using technology to reduce threats to our bee population" on Spreaker.

And finally, Adam Woods spoke to Aidan Murray this week about the upcoming open day taking place in Teagasc, Grange, Co Meath on Tuesday 26 June from 9.30am-5pm.

Listen to "Aidan Murray from Teagasc on BEEF 2018" on Spreaker.

Missed the previous episodes of the podcast? Catch up here: www.farmersjournal.ie/podcast

The farmer's daily wrap: vet stand-off and counterfeit Landcruiser parts
Catch up with the headlines from the day and get a look ahead at tomorrow's weather.

Weather forecast

The west of the country will be affected by scattered showers overnight, according to Met Éireann.

Wednesday is expected to be a blustery, day with changeable rain conditions – ranging from scattered showers to hail throughout the day.

Atlantic coastal regions are expected to bear the brunt of the bad weather.

In the news

  • Gardaí recover fake Landcruiser parts worth €500,000.
  • Veterinary inspectors in factories are taking industrial action, which is having an effect on factory throughput.
  • IFA president Joe Healy has warned that there will be a knock-on effect if the national suckler herd contracts.
  • The High Court has placed a seven-week stay on a judgement ordering the detention of an indebted farmer resisting eviction from his land.
  • A number of dairy processors have set their milk price for November.
    LacPatrick holds milk price and adds winter bonus for NI suppliers
    LacPatrick has followed the lead of the majority of co-ops by holding its November milk price.

    LacPatrick Dairies has held its November milk price for suppliers both north and south of the border.

    Suppliers in the south will continue to receive 29.41c/l excluding VAT.

    Northern suppliers will receive 26.5p/l including VAT.

    They will also receive a 2p/l winter milk bonus for November milk.

    Last month, LacPatrick applied a cut of 1p/l to its October milk price for NI suppliers and said it was not in a position to pay a winter milk bonus.

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    Dairygold holds November milk price

    Gardaí recover fake Landcruiser parts worth €500,000
    Gardaí searched a premises in Monaghan as part of an investigation in counterfeit car parts.

    Gardaí have recovered up to €500,000 in counterfeit car parts, consisting mainly of Toyota Landcruiser parts, at a property in Drumgoose, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.

    Jeep bullbars, tail lights, mud flaps and body panels, all bearing Toyota trademarked logos, were discovered by gardaí.

    The search was part of an operation investigating the importation and sale of counterfeit car parts.

    Gardaí added that no arrests were made as part of the search.

    Counterfeit Landcruiser parts.

    At the beginning of the month, gardaí recovered a large amount of stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars, engines and car parts with an initial estimate of up to €500,000 being recovered in Co Longford.

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    Gardaí recover €500,000 worth of stolen plant, tools and trailers

    Rural crime: ‘farmers require greater protection’