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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.

2014-02-18

POTATO CONFERENCE HEARS UNVIABLE PRICES FOR GROWERS THREATENS PRODUCTION
Opening the National Potato Conference, organised by IFA, Teagasc and Bord Bia, in Dublin today (Tues), IFA President Eddie Downey warned that potato production is under threat in Ireland because of a falling share of the consumer price for growers and rising input costs.

2013-12-19

STRICT REGULATIONS ON RETAILERS NEEDED TO STAMP OUT HERD MENTALITY OF BELOW-COST SELLING
IFA President John Bryan has accused the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton of dithering on regulation, while retailers abuse their dominant position and decimate jobs and small businesses as they vie for footfall with unsustainable prices for fresh food.

2013-11-29

FAIRER RETURN TO PRODUCERS WILL BE REAL TEST OF NEW REGULATIONS FOR RETAILERS
Reacting to the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Sean Sherlock’s address to Seanad Eireann last week on the regulation of practices in the grocery goods sector, IFA President John Bryan said the the new legislation would be judged by its effectiveness in curbing retailer dominance and securing more equity in the food supply chain for primary producers.
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National Potato Conference & Trade Show 2012

Please click here for National Potato Conference & Trade Show 2012 Programme.

Please click here for the presentation by David Berry, Commercial Director, Kantar Worldpanel "Potato Market Change - Retail Influences".

Please click here for the presentation by Lorcan Bourke, Horticulture Division - Bord Bia "Putting Potatoes Back on the Table".

Please click here for the presentation by Thomas Carpenter, IFA Potato Chairman - "Growers' Input in a Changing Marketplace".

Please click here by the presentation by Marcel de Sousa, Managing Director, Irish Potato Marketing "Seed Potato Exports: A New Opportunity?"/

Please click here for the presentation by John Sarup, Independent Potato Agronomist/Consultant "Minimising Losses due to Blackleg in Potatoes".

Please click here for the presentation by Denis Griffin, Potato Breeder, Teagasc "Seed Potato Production - Husbandry Guidelines"

Please click here for the presentation by Gordon Rennick, Pesticide & Registration & Control, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Please click here for the Potato Conference 2012 Booklet.

 

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