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Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations
Charlie McConalogue

1. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the actions he is taking at EU level to ensure the proposed budget cuts for the 2021-27 Common Agricultural Policy, CAP, programme are reversed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32065/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Common Agricultural Policy Negotiations
Martin Kenny

2. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the types of schemes that will be under Pillar 2 of the next CAP; the environmental measure that will be made mandatory or otherwise under Pillar 1 of the next CAP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31632/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Fodder Crisis
Jackie Cahill

3. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps is he taking to ensure sufficient supports are put in place to assist farmers who risk another fodder shortage due to the extreme hot weather. [32066/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Severe Weather Events
Mattie McGrath

4. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cohesive steps he plans to put in place to address the crisis pertaining to agriculture and wider economy in the context of the ongoing heatwave and dry spell and the impact they are having on the entire agricultural sector and the impending shortages there will be until spring 2019 for farmers who need to protect their animals and crops and be able to function going forward. [32069/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Herd Data
Eamon Ryan

5. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department has carried out research on the optimal size of the national cattle and sheep herd in the context of fodder and emissions. [32067/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Review
Charlie McConalogue

6. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the ANC review with regard to redesignation using a set list of biophysical criteria; if the new approach must be introduced from January 2019; if mapping of all current ANC lands has been completed; the actions that have been completed to date by officials; the actions that remain outstanding; the timeframe for remaining actions; when the final ANC data will be submitted to the European Commission in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31071/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Fodder Crisis
Martin Kenny

7. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department is monitoring the level of fodder being harvested; his views on whether there will be an adequate amount of fodder harvested to replenish stocks that were completely depleted in spring 2018; his further views on whether there will be an issue in obtaining concentrate feed from both domestic and international sources due to poor harvests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31445/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Dairy Sector
Peter Burke

8. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he is considering to support a strong and viable suckler herd; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31073/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Suckler Welfare Scheme Payments
Bobby Aylward

9. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the level of direct support for the suckler cow herd will be increased to €200 per cow under the next CAP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31481/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Brexit Supports
Charlie McConalogue

10. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the operational details of the various Brexit loan schemes announced in the budget for farmers, fishermen and food businesses in 2018; when it will open for applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31070/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Review
Martin Kenny

11. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the redesignation of areas of natural constraint, ANC, land; his plans to increase the ANC in budget 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31447/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
Aindrias Moynihan

12. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans for the CAP post 2020; his further plans to retain the budget at current levels; if not, his plans to secure increases for the effects of inflation on farmer payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31444/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Brexit Issues
Niamh Smyth

13. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking to protect farmers in Border counties from a hard Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31058/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
Pat Deering

14. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the efforts he is making with his EU colleagues to secure an increase in the CAP budget post 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31159/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Fodder Crisis
Tom Neville

15. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the measures he is taking to mitigate fodder shortage in winter 2018-2019. [31290/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Fish Quotas
Pat the Cope Gallagher

16. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the future capacity restrictions he plans to implement for Irish vessels fishing in area VI(a) in order to ensure the conservation and rational exploitation of stocks in that area in view of the imminent repeal of Council Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks; his further plans for the numerous other vessels which potentially may have or seek access to area VI(a) subsequent to the repeal of the regulation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31075/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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TAMS Eligibility
Jackie Cahill

17. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the rules of TAMS will be adjusted to include underpasses in view of the fact that it is a health and safety issue for farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30312/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Fodder Crisis
Charlie McConalogue

18. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he is taking and the supports he is putting in place to help farmers that risk another fodder crisis due to the extreme hot weather. [31067/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Food Exports
Bernard Durkan

19. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent to which he remains satisfied that Irish food exports can retain their position on world markets with particular emphasis on the need to access new markets in the aftermath of Brexit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31089/18]

Déar, 12 Iúil 2018

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Common Agricultural Policy Subsidies
Brendan Smith

20. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the proposals he has put forward at the European agriculture Council regarding the need to increase the CAP budget post-2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31485/18]