UK Customs Proposals Very Negative For Irish Agriculture – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of our agri-food exports.   The IFA President was commenting on the UK Government’s Position Paper on Future Customs […]

Healy Welcomes EU Commission Move To Review Fertiliser Anit-Dumping Measures

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the publication by the EU Commission of a “Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia”. Mr Healy said, “IFA spearheaded an international campaign over the last two years highlighting the dysfunctionality of the EU’s fertiliser […]

Stay Safe With Livestock

The Farm Safety Week team is challenging farmers to think about improving livestock handling systems to make them safer and more efficient.   Many farmers never stop to consider why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behaviour could mean to their personal safety. Animal-handling practices are often learned from watching others […]

Farmers Urged To Make Their Farms Safer Places To Work And Live

The start of the fifth annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland is an initiative led by the IFA in Ireland, aiming to reduce the number of accidents on farms that continue to give farming the poorest safety record of any occupation in the country.   Farm Safety Week is supported by a number of […]

IFA Suspends Sit-In To Meet Minister Creed Tomorrow On Crop Loss Scheme

The IFA has suspended their occupation of the Department of Agriculture offices in Kildare Street, Dublin to enter into negotiations with Minister Michael Creed on the proposed crop loss scheme arising from the 2016 harvest. The Minister has confirmed that there are no preconditions to these negotiations.   The Minister will meet with the IFA tomorrow. […]

IFA Grain Committee Occupy Agriculture House Over Tillage Fund

Members of the IFA Grain Committee are occupying the Department of Agriculture in Kildare St this evening, seeking the full details of the tillage scheme and an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed. IFA wants to discuss elements of the scheme, which have been reported in the media, and which would not be acceptable to […]

Tillage Fund Welcome, But Farmers Need To See Full Details – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of a financial support scheme for farmers who lost crops in the 2016 harvest due to dire weather conditions. However, Joe Healy said the Department has to provide the full details of the scheme, “We would be concerned that the […]

IFA Reiterates Call For A Full Ban On Brazilian Meat

IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough.   Joe Healy said it is not credible for the EU’s policy on equivalence of standards if […]

Yara Ripping Off Farmers With Fertiliser Price Hikes – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy has accused European fertiliser manufacturers of ripping off farrners by jacking up prices since the beginning of the season.   Speaking at a protest at the Yara depot in Ringaskiddy in Cork, Joe Healy said, “Yara, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers, has hit farmers with seven price increases since last June. […]

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 […]

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