With the ANC review due for release next Thursday (Nov 22nd), IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must protect the areas that are currently classified, and ensure the payment rates in 2019 relate to the natural handicap, with higher payments going to the most marginal land.
The Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, who have held a successful partnership with IFA for a number of years, have launched a new Vascular Health Programme which offers a rapid and direct access to vascular diagnostic tests. The standard price for this testing is €267 however the offer for the first 100 IFA Members is […]
IFA Rural Development Chairman, Joe Brady has welcomed the roll-out of GLAS payments to 33,000 participants under the scheme. He said that it is important that the remaining 16,000 participants are also paid without delay. He said, “This 85% advance payment, worth €116m, is coming at a vital time with farm incomes under severe pressure […]
IFA has called on Government to take the following steps in support of farming’s contribution to climate action: Establish a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the emissions reductions identified by Teagasc in their recent climate abatement report. […]
IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that analysis by the Committee of co-ops’ milk prices had shown that most had failed to pass back the full value of the Ornua PPI since last May. The Committee is seeking a commitment by co-op board members that they will hold the milk price for […]
IFA President Joe Healy welcomed the decision of the European Parliament Budget Committee to back an increase in the next CAP Budget to maintain the real value of payments. “It is significant that the Budget Committee has supported a CAP Budget that maintains existing funding, but also provides for inflation. This is a clear […]
IFA Horticulture Chairman Paul Brophy has welcomed the recent launch of the 2019 Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector by Minister Andrew Doyle. He said the scheme was essential for the continued development and competitiveness of the Irish horticulture sector.
IFA Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton has said it’s vital that all possible actions are taken to stop AIB and Rabobank from selling further farm loans to unregulated vulture funds. “Our view is that by selling these loans, banks which approved the loans in the first place are abdicating their responsibilities by throwing their customers […]