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Agriculture Industry

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 9 September 2021

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Questions (1537)

Richard O'Donoghue


1537. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his position regarding the definite answers on grant aid for dairy investments going forward; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41915/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

With effect from the current tranche of TAMS II, tranche 23, applications for the following specific investments - Milking Machine, Dairy Structure, Milk Storage and Cooling or In-Parlour meal feeding system, must be in compliance with farm waste and farm nutrient storage requirements at the time of application. This tranche is currently open for applications until 5th November next.

These farm waste and storage requirements are laid down in Statutory Instrument S.I. No 31 of 2014 European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulation 2014 up to 31st December 2017 and with Statutory Instrument (SI) 605/2017, European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017 from 1 January 2018.

No final decisions have been made in relation to the detail of the interventions to be included in the CAP Strategic Plan (CSP) (2023-2027). To allow for the submission of the draft CSP by 1st January 2022, the Department is currently undertaking a public consultation on the draft CSP and written submissions were invited from interested parties by the closing date of 3rd September 2021.

My ambition is to continue to support productive farming whilst ensuring the highest environmental standards.