Archive for the category: ‘Agriculture’

Agriculture

Since my election to the European Parliament in 2004 I have been a full member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI). Like all committees of the Parliament members meet regularly and debate issues on our agenda. You can follow the work of the Committee and view its agenda here.

The Committee is responsible for the development and implementations of the Common Agricultural Policy, rural development, veterinary and plant health, animal welfare and forestry,

Arising from the Lisbon Treaty, the Agriculture Committee has a much greater say in the decision-making process at European level as ‘co-decision’ means that the Parliament is equally involved with the European Commission and the Council. The Committee will therefore play a significant role in the reform of the CAP post-2013 and other policy initiatives anticipated in this legislature.

Issues of concern to individual member states about EU legislation can be raised at the Committee.

Reform of the CAP

September 1st, 2016

McGuinness: Louth Sea Salt awarded special EU status

“Two Louth products, Oriel Sea Salt and minerals, based at Clogherhead, near Drogheda have been granted special EU status by […]

March 9th, 2016

McGuinness urges Commission to address the depth of the farm crisis

Intense stress and pressure on family farms across the EU 9 March 2016 Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the […]

March 8th, 2016

McGuinness welcomes healthy funding boost for Irish schools

08 March 2016 A programme to provide for healthy eating initiatives in EU schools worth €250 million has passed the […]

January 27th, 2016

Access to credit, land and fair prices top young farmers agenda – McGuinness

  Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness MEP, has reassured young farmers across the EU that the Parliament is […]

September 1st, 2015

TTIP NEGOTIATIONS – CONCERNS RAISED BY SLOW FOOD IRELAND DEMOLISHED BY COMMISSIONER IN LETTER TO MEP MCGUINNESS

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Maelstrom has described as “myths” concerns raised by Slow Food Ireland about the negative impact on […]

August 30th, 2015

MIGRATION CRISIS NEEDS TO MOVE FROM RESPONSE TO SOLUTION SAYS MCGUINNESS AS EU COMMITTEES MEET THIS WEEK

Migration will top the agenda this week as EU Parliament Committees meet in Brussels and MEP and Vice-President of the […]

August 30th, 2015

IRISH HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN ASSOCIATION MARKS 50 YEARS AND GROWING

The immense changes in agriculture and in diary farming in particular over the last 50 years were highlighted by Mairead […]

August 21st, 2015

Testing time for dairy farmers, time for EU response – McGuinness

While latest indications are that the global milk crisis may have finally bottomed out, the recovery in price paid to […]

August 7th, 2015

MCGUINNESS TO TELL TULLAMORE SHOW THAT CURRENT DIFFICULTIES IN AGRICULTURE MUST BE ADDRESSED URGENTLY SO THAT REOVERY IS NOT PUT AT RISK

Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP for the Midlands and Vice-President of the European Parliament, will be speaking at the Tullamore […]

August 5th, 2015

GROWING CONCERN ABOUT PRICES IS AN EU WIDE ISSUE FOR FARMERS SAYS MAIREAD MCGUINNESS

MEP has written to Chair of Ag Committee to address issue at European level With growing concern across the EU […]

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