Teagasc report confirms 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming – IFA

Onus on Government to support the sector in 2019 and protect direct payments   IFA President Joe Healy said that the Teagasc Annual Review figures released today come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. He said that the report confirms that 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming, in large part due to […]

Farmers Ready To Roll Up Their Sleeves On Climate Action – IFA

In recent weeks IFA published five actions that Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate. These include a call for the establishment of a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, and to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the reductions identified by Teagasc in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farmers Encouraged To Recycle Used Tyres At New Bring Centres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Denis Naughten of bring centre dates for the recycling of used tyres by farmers. Thomas Cooney said, “In July IFA secured a commitment from Minister Naughten that he would make available at least €700,000 to support the farming community to sustainably manage old […]

IFA Opposes Land Sale In Co. Meath By Vulture Funds

The Irish Farmers Association is opposing the forced sale of lands in Co Meath by vulture fund Promontoria, which is trying to force a family to sell some of their land to settle debts.   The land is due to be sold by online auction in the coming weeks.  IFA Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton […]

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