Teagasc announces new telephone helpline for farmers

 A new Teagasc telephone helpline to assist farmers with queries in relation to the current COVID-19 challenge has been set up. It was announced by Professor Tom Kelly, Teagasc Director of Knowledge Transfer: “Teagasc have put in place a dedicated helpline for farmers to get advice on the range of issues that they may face […]

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To our farming community, we stand with you during this difficult time. As farmers ourselves we typically look forward to the spring months as it heralds the start of prime farming season, however this year we appreciate times are very different for all of our customers, manufacturers, dealers and the extended Farm Compare family. As […]

Farmers key in tracking impacts of climate change on Ireland’s biodiversity

Frog spawn, a common sight in spring. Source: Pollydot (Flickr) The National Biodiversity Data Centre, based down in Co. Waterford, is inviting members of the farming community throughout Ireland to participate in a new recording scheme – Farmer’s Wildlife Calendar – Climate Tracker. The recently launched scheme aims to unravel some of the impacts that […]

Minister’s Decision To Hold Back 15% Of ANC Payment A Blow To Farmers

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has criticised the decision by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to hold back 15% of the 2019 ANC payments. This will result in over €35m not getting to farmers until December. “Normally, 100% payment is made in September. However, the Minister has decided to pay only 85% next month […]

Farmers With Ash Dieback Must Be Given Option Not To Replant – IFA

IFA Farm Forestry Chair, Vincent Nally said that farmers that have been affected by the ash dieback disease must be given the option not to replant, without penalties.   “Many of the farmers affected by ash dieback feel abandoned by this Government”, said Mr. Nally.   He said farmers were never been properly compensated for […]

Farmers Can Lead Renewables Revolution In Govt Climate Plan

Ahead of the publication of the Government’s climate plan, IFA President Joe Healy said the success of the plan will be determined by the willingness of the Government to put in place the necessary policy measures to ensure the delivery of the Teagasc climate roadmap and to make farm-scale and community based renewables a reality.   “The […]

Ifac urging Farmers not to miss the Basic Payment (BPS) Scheme Deadline

Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, are reminding farmers not to miss the 15th May Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) deadline. This is the deadline for farmers to declare to the Department of Agriculture the land they are farming in the year 2019 in order to receive their BPS monies later in the year. […]

Farmers Encouraged To Apply For National Walks Scheme

IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has encouraged farmers to apply for the National Walks Scheme, which will double the number of national walks and benefit up to 2,000 farmers.   The application process is now open to trail management committees, community groups and other similar entities.   At a recent meeting with the […]

Farmers urged to be particularly vigilant during spring calving – IFA

With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA Health and Safety Executive William Shortall has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety.   An average, 9% of farm fatalities are caused by cow and heifer attacks each year, with farmers more vulnerable to accidents at this time of year […]

Farmers Will Respond To Positive Climate Action Incentives – IFA

Addressing the climate session on the 2nd day of the IFA AGM, IFA President Joe Healy said if Government is serious about addressing climate change and empowering farmers to participate, it should not force a farmer out of an enterprise. It should be about creating economically and environmentally sustainable options for farmers to increase their incomes […]

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