IFA President Joe Healy has said that the areas currently designated as Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) must be fully protected in the forthcoming review of areas, and payments must be increased in this vital support scheme for low-income farmers on marginal land.
IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to write immediately to all farmers outlining the new tag supply arrangements being implemented by his Department, and provide the details as to how farmers must now order their tags.
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on Environment Minister Denis Naughten to immediately move to establish a permanent service for the annual collection of waste materials, such as used veterinary medicine bottles, fertilizer bags, chemical drums and used engine oil.
Addressing an IFA Conference in Dublin on Retail Regulation, IFA President Joe Healy said the positive impact of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon in the UK reinforced the need for a similar role in Ireland.
The UK Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon will address an IFA Conference on Retail Regulation taking place in Dublin tomorrow, at which she will set out the work of her office since she took up the role three years ago. Ms Tacon will focus on Unfair Trading Practices and the impact on suppliers and producers.