IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady said the ANC increase for next year must be followed by a higher allocation to this vital farm income support scheme from €250m to €300m after 2020. The increase comes after the review of ANC areas, with €23m secured in Budget 2019. Joe Brady said the increases are important […]
IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today said that despite the Ornua PPI showing it lags behind firming powder trends for November, co-op board members preparing to decide on their November milk price must note that the case for a commitment to hold prices at least for the rest of the winter is getting stronger […]
IFA met with Minister Michael Creed yesterday where the Department of Agriculture told the IFA that the figures for fines for excessive carcase trim in the factories was 19 so far in 2018, zero for 2017, 28 for 2016 and zero for 2015.
“The medium-term outlook for agriculture is very uncertain, not least as a result of policy and trade issues stemming from Brexit. 2019 is a critical year, given the decisions that will be made on CAP post-2020. The outcome of the CAP process will decide the Budget for Ireland and the level of support for Irish […]
IFA President Joe Healy said the change in emissions attributed to agriculture was not unexpected, due to the increased market demand coinciding with the ending of the milk quota regime in 2015, which had been in place since 1984. He said, “Ireland is the most carbon efficient producer of milk in the European Union and […]
IFA President Joe Healy said that the Teagasc Annual Review figures released today come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. He said that the report confirms that 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming, in large part due to unprecedented weather conditions. The knock-on effects of this, such as the increased cost […]
IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said there is a major positive shift in the lamb trade this week with numbers tightening and prices rising. He said some factories are paying €5.15/kg to get lambs this week and some finishers are holding out for €5.20kg. In addition, he said weights were moving up to 23kgs […]
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has acknowledged the important role that farming plays in protecting and enhancing Ireland’s environment. Responding to today’s water quality report, he supports previous comments by the EPA, which recognises that the failure to treat waste water properly continues to damage our rivers and costal waters. Thomas Cooney said, “Raw sewage […]
IFA President Joe Healy said the agreement between the EU27 and the UK, which was endorsed at the special European Council meeting in Brussels, was critically important for the orderly withdrawal of the UK from the EU in four months’ time on 29th March 2019.