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2014-04-17 : PROFIT AT FARM LEVEL HAS TO BE AT CORE OF PROCESS

IFA President Eddie Downey said profit at farm level has to be at the core of the process started today by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney when he convened a meeting on the beef price situation. He said the fact that the Minister has committed to stay with the process is important.

2014-04-17 : PROFIT AT FARM LEVEL HAS TO BE AT CORE OF PROCESS

IFA President Eddie Downey said profit at farm level has to be at the core of the process started today by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney when he convened a meeting on the beef price situation. He said the fact that the Minister has committed to stay with the process is important.

2014-04-17 : PROFIT AT FARM LEVEL HAS TO BE AT CORE OF PROCESS

IFA President Eddie Downey said profit at farm level has to be at the core of the process started today by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney when he convened a meeting on the beef price situation. He said the fact that the Minister has committed to stay with the process is important.

2014-04-11 : CALL FOR OPW TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE FOR REMEDIAL WORKS TO AVOID FLOODING

IFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley has called on OPW Minister Brian Hayes to provide the necessary resources to help alleviate flooding on our main rivers as well as supporting the sea defences to avoid the loss of farm land on coastal areas.

2014-04-10 : IFA MEET EU COMMISSION ON LIVE TRADE TO NORTHERN IRELAND

IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns met the EU Commission in Brussels this week demanding urgent action to remove the artificial blockages preventing the full operation of the live export trade to Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

2014-04-09 : INCOMES OF LIVESTOCK FARMERS HAVE TO BE PRIORITY AT HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON BEEF CRISIS

On the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney that he is to hold a high-level meeting on the beef crisis on April 17th, IFA President Eddie Downey said this time round Minister Coveney must put the incomes of livestock farmers centre stage.

2014-04-07 : STATE VISIT TO THE UK WILL HAVE BENEFITS FOR OUR FOOD SECTOR

IFA President Eddie Downey said this week’s State visit by President Michael D Higgins to the UK represents an opportunity to highlight the importance of the UK as our largest market for Irish food exports.

2014-04-03 : MARKETS FOR IRISH DAIRY PRODUCTS REMAIN STRONG

Commenting on this week’s GDT auction results, which saw a further 8.9% fall in the average price of traded commodities, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the main markets for Irish dairy exports were the UK and Europe, where prices were holding up well at still quite high levels, which should underpin current milk prices for some time yet.

2014-03-31 : FAIRER RETURNS TO PRODUCERS WILL BE REAL TEST OF NEW REGULATIONS FOR RETAILERS

Reacting to the announcement by the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton that regulations are to be introduced to ensure fairness in the food chain, IFA President Eddie Downey said the real test of the new legislation would be a fairer return to producers which covers the cost of production and leaves a margin to reward their work and investment.

2014-03-31 : INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY MUST FOCUS ON FOOD SECURITY - IFA

IFA President Eddie Downey has called for a shift in the international climate debate away from fatalistic predictions of future outcomes to a focus on measures that communities can deliver, such as supporting the development of sustainable food production to meet increasing international food demand.
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