Minister Creed Must Address Sluggish GLAS Payout – IFA

IFA Rural Development Chairman, Joe Brady has described the pay-out of GLAS payments to farmers to date as sluggish, and called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to ensure that all 38,000 farmers are now paid the promised 85% payment without any further delay.   Joe Brady said that while the commencement of GLAS […]

Agri-Cashflow Loans Must Be Delivered In January – Joe Healy

IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, making it clear that there can be no delays in the delivery of the low cost agri-cashflow loans, and that they must be available to farmers in January.   Joe Healy said, “It is critically important that the agri-cashflow loans are available […]

Macra na Feirme Delegation Visits The European Parliament

Independent MEP Marian Harkin met with a delegation from Macra na Feirme who came and visited the European Parliament for a discussion with MEPs on current problems facing young farmers.

Time For Farmers To Be Heard In The Shannon Pipeline Debate – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has urged all farmers and their families who may be impacted by the proposed project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin to attend the Irish Water organised consultation meetings starting this week.   Thomas Cooney said, “The landowner is the most important stakeholder in […]

Lakeland Milk Price Disappointing – Co-Ops Must Provide More Significant Increases

Lakeland suppliers are very disappointed at the 1c/l increase for October milk decided by the Co-op last week, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said.   He said the Lakeland price is over 1c/l short of the Ornua PPI for October and, in the context of that and the fact that EU average […]

IFA Announces Regional Meetings To Elect New Pigs Committee

The IFA National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee is holding regional meetings to elect the 2017/2018 Committee in the week beginning Nov 21st.  The Chairman Pat O’Flaherty is encouraging all pig producers to attend to discuss the work of the Committee and put themselves forward for election to the Committee.   Pat O’ Flaherty said, “Although […]

Concerns Of All Landowners Impacted By Propose Water Project Must Be Heard – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney, has described proposals to pipe water from the southern part of the Shannon in County Tipperary, right across the country to south west Dublin, as “one of the most intrusive infrastructure developments to be imposed on landowners since the development of the motorway roads network over a […]

Bord Bia Launches Farmers’ Market Training Workshops

 Bord Bia is set to host a series of Farmers’ Market skills training workshops around the country this November to support new and existing members of the food market network. The ‘Skills Training for Selling at Farmers’ workshops, specifically designed by Bord Bia, will provide practical solutions to the challenges most frequently faced by market […]

IFA Calls On Factories To Reverse Beef Price Cuts

IFA President Joe Healy has called on the meat factories to reverse the beef price cuts and restore some level of confidence to producers. He said that based on the market returns from the UK, it is clear the factories could easily reverse some of the price cuts of recent weeks and increase returns to […]

Strong Message From IFA To Support Farm Income In Budget ’17

Addressing Oireachtas members in Dublin as part of IFA’s pre-Budget campaign, IFA President Joe Healy said next month’s Budget is a major test of the Government’s commitment to farm families who are under serious income pressure after a year of low product and dreadful weather conditions.   IFA officers who met TDs & Senators also […]

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