IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described Minister Naughten’s proposal to impose a new charging regime on farmers when they buy tyres for agricultural machinery as an unacceptable cost burden for farm families, and a free pass for tyre manufacturers and distributors.
IFA’s Smart Farming programme leader Thomas Cooney has encouraged farmers to drop by the IFA stand at the National Ploughing Championships this week and take the €5,000 Smart Farming on-farm cost saving challenge.
On the eve of the 85th Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, 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 pressure as cashflow tightens heading into the autumn.
IFA National Grain Chairman Liam Dunne said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has to urgently convene a National Tillage Forum including key industry stakeholders to devise an action plan to address the serious and deepening income crisis in the tillage sector.
IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the ongoing negative pressure from factories on cattle prices is totally unjustified when cattle prices in our main export market in the UK continue to rise strongly.
IFA has developed a new checklist to help farmers assess and improve their farm and home security. The checklist will be launched and demonstrated at the IFA Stand at Ploughing next week (September 20-22).
IFA President Joe Healy has called on Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to immediately intervene with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to insist that they seek the referral of the ABP/Slaney case from DG Competition in Brussels back to Ireland for investigation so that serious issues around competition in the sale of cattle are […]