Agriculture Committee to discuss diversification of tillage sector

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 13 May at 4pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House.

12 June 2017

Representatives from Teagasc will brief the Committee on the diversification of the tillage sector in Ireland.

Committee Chair, Pat Deering TD, said: “Our meeting tomorrow will focus on what can be done to improve crops, yields, and revenue streams in the tillage sector.There are numerous issues facing tillage farmers, including funding, crop diversification and disease control. Support for tillage in an animal-dominated agriculture industry needs to be increased, while meeting environmental needs and maximising crop yield potential. Tomorrow, the Committee will engage directly with Teagasc to examine the economic and scientific potential of tillage farming in Ireland."

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Committee Membership:

Chairperson: Pat Deering (Fine Gael)

Vice-Chair: Jackie Cahill (Fianna Fáil)

Deputies:

Michael D’Arcy (Fine Gael)
Martin Kenny (Sinn Féin)
Charlie McConalogue (Fianna Fáil)
Willie Penrose (Labour)
Thomas Pringle (Independents4Change)

Senators:

Paul Daly (Fianna Fáil)
Tim Lombard (Fine Gael)
Pádraig MacLochlainn (Sinn Féin)
Michelle Mulherin (Fine Gael)