Ifac welcomes reintroduction of the Organic Farming Scheme

ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, have welcomed the announcement that the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) had reopened. The OFS is a scheme under Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 to support organic production on Irish farms. The Organic Farming Scheme is a measure rolled out by the Department of Agriculture under the […]

Organic Farming Scheme Open To Applicants Until December 19th – Renaghan

IFA Ulster/Nth Leinster Regional Chairman Nigel Renaghan is encouraging farmers to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme, which has re-opened for applications until December 19th.   Nigel Renaghan, who heads up the IFA Project Team on organics, said the window for farmers to apply is quite tight and he appealed to farmers to prepare their […]

Five Steps to Support Farming’s Contribution to Climate Action – IFA

IFA has called on Government to take the following steps in support of farming’s contribution to climate action: Establish a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the emissions reductions identified by Teagasc in their recent climate abatement report. Work […]

IFAC calls for issues to be addressed urgently or it could cost young farmers thousands in lost relief

Ifac, the professional services firm for the Irish farming, food and Agri business sectors today called on changes to be made to the draft Finance Bill 2018. The Bill, as currently drafted, contains provisions that would be devastating for young farmers if not addressed before the bill becomes law. The issues are as follows: Currently a lifetime ceiling of […]

European Parliament Vote On CAP Cannot Be Ignored – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission.   Joe Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget that supports farmers.   “Our members have been busy lobbying […]

Lack Of Time Main Barrier To Women’s Involvement In Farming Organisations – IFA

Speaking at the Women & Agriculture conference in Killarney, IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair, Caroline Farrell said that a recent survey undertaken by the Association reveals that lack of time is the main barrier to women becoming involved in a farming organisation.   61% of respondents cited it as the main reason they […]

Factories Can Pay A Lot More As Cattle Prices Rise – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said cattle prices are rising with some farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days. He said with the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves on the sterling exchange rate, it’s clear the factories can pay a lot more. […]

Vulture Funds Preying on Farm Families – IFA

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance today, IFA President Joe Healy accused vulture funds of killing off farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts over time and return to viability.    He said this short-term debt recovery approach is damaging as the repayment capacity of the business is not considered. This […]

AA Warns Motorists As Storm Helene Weather Warning Extended

AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution in the coming days as large amounts of rainfall are expected as the remnants of tropical Storm Helene pass over Ireland. The warning to motorists came after Met Eireann extended a Status Yellow – Rainfall warning to five counties, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, which […]

Giving it wellie! Solus Search for the #BrightestBoots at the Ploughing

The Ploughing Championships | Tullamore | September 18th – 20th   Holly Brady (6) from Santry and Noah Lynch (6) from Glasnevin launched the search for the Brightest Boots at the National Ploughing Championships coming up from September 18th -20st in Tullamore. Solus Light Bulbs are inviting all budding farmers and visitors to the National […]

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