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Minister of State Doyle performs the Official Opening of 2018 Teagasc National Tillage Conference

Minister of State Doyle performs the Official Opening of 2018 Teagasc National Tillage Conference

Mr. Andrew Doyle TD Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today performed the official opening of the 2018 Teagasc National Tillage Conference in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny. 

Addressing the theme of this year’s conference is ‘Building a more resilient tillage industry’ Minister of State Doyle said 

While the challenges facing the sector at this point in time are real, in Ireland we can grow the cereals with the highest yields in the world and this is an advantage we must exploit and also look to exploit other areas under our own control to our advantage. In this context, I encourage tillage growers to fully implement at farm level the advice provided by Teagasc in relation to efficient and sustainable production of crops”

The Minister of State highlighted the specific supports provided to tillage growers including the extension of the ‘Low-cost’ finance to tillage growers through national funding and the provision of specific support through the tillage TAMS scheme. The work involved in variety testing and certification was also highlighted.

Concluding his speech the Minister of State spoke about the critical issue of Safety on the Farm and he said

We must all work together with the single goal of preventing accidents and therefore saving lives and minimising serious injuries.  After all, it is us as farmers that will benefit from improvements in safety