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Minister Smith Launches Department's '2010 - 2011 Schemes and Services' Booklet

At the Ploughing Championships today, Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food launched an updated version of the Departments 'Schemes and Services' booklet.

This updated booklet provides a comprehensive outline of the services and supports provided by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to the agri-food and fishing industries and to wider rural communities. It also provides details of the services available to those communities from other Government Departments and Agencies. All of this information is also available on the Department's website.

The Minister said "My Department places great value on those involved in the agriculture, fishing and forestry sectors and their major contribution to the Irish economy". He continued that to assist them in their activities, "My Department has produced this booklet to provide a comprehensive guide to all of the schemes and services provided by my Department, from animal health and welfare, the numerous support measures that are in place, our food safety controls and many other services". 

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD launching the latest version of his Department┬┐s Schemes and Services Booklet 2010-2011 at the Ploughing Championships in Athy with 
AnnMarie Kearney and Sinead Farrell of the Department of Agriculture.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD launching the latest version of his Department's Schemes and Services Booklet 2010-2011 at the Ploughing Championships in Athy with AnnMarie Kearney and Sinead Farrell of the Department of Agriculture.

Date Released: 22 September 2010