2c/L cut in green diesel an ‘insult’ to farmers

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The cut of just 2c/L to the excise tax on (green) agricultural diesel has been strongly criticized by agricultural organizations.

Yesterday night, the Government announced that it will cut the excise tax on petrol and diesel by 20c/L and 15c/L respectively, with the excise tax on agricultural diesel cut reduce 2c / L

The move has been described as “ridiculous” and “insulting” to farmers given the importance of farming organizations’ food security.

ICMSA President Pat McCormack has described the 2c/L cuts to ‘Green’ agricultural diesel as a “mockery” and he predicted that the benefits to farmers, contractors and logistics involved the site. camp would be “practically insignificant”.

It is practically impossible to reconcile this reduction of sanctions on food-related farming with the expressions of importance that the Government made just yesterday before the emergency meeting held, he said. call for coordination in the establishment of the National Center for Animal Feed and Food. Security Committee.

McCormack says the importance and stress the Government places on farming and food security now seems to change on a daily basis.

The ICMSA President noted: “There is a lot of demand for more cereals and grasses.

“It is very difficult to see why domestic or commercial diesel use has had a special consumption share in retail prices falling by 15c/L, while agriculture – which the Government is very concerned about, points to last night – reduced the proportion of special consumption in retail prices. only 2c/L.

IFA president Tim Cullinan said the 2c/liter cut of green diesel would do little to make up for the soaring fuel prices and would be seen by farmers as an insult given the importance of food security.

“If the Government is really serious about encouraging farmers to grow more grass and crops and produce more food, they should suspend all excise and carbon taxes on diesel,” he said. Marked Gas Oil for farmers and farm contractors.

“If farmers sow more crops and plant more grass, there will be increased use of farm machinery in the coming days and weeks. he said.

ICSA President Dermot Kelleher said the Government needed to understand that food and energy security was now under serious threat in Ireland and across the EU.

Following last night’s meeting between three ministers in the Department of Agriculture and agricultural organisations, Mr Kelleher said that farmers cannot continue to supply food at current prices in the face of rising inflation in the early months. as fuel, fertilizer and animal feed.

“ICSA strongly argues that agricultural diesel will have to be supported as much as auto diesel. This morning’s announcement of a 15-20c/L cut in auto fuel but only 2c/L on green diesel was a mockery to farmers.

“Some people who drive to work can work from home, but you can’t work from home if you’re cutting silage. The Minister of Agriculture must immediately have a solution in his conversation with the Department. Minister of Finance for a real solution. diesel prices. We also debated a voucher to help low-income small and medium farmers buy fertilizer.”

“It is unacceptable to expect farmers to continue producing food at rapidly escalating costs. Over the last few years we have fought hard to keep Europe’s food security a central goal of the CAP but too many so-called experts in Brussels are too complacent and want to set up a CAP. are actively trying to reduce food production”.

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