Speaking at Energy in Agriculture 2018 in Gurteen College today, IFA President Joe Healy said it’s time for an implementation plan to convert the recent announcements on renewable energy into tangible action.
Commenting on the eve of the Virginia Dairy Show, which he will be attending tomorrow, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan expressed some concern at the EU Commission’s proposal, to be agreed this autumn, to extend to 2019 its SMP intervention buying in policy in order to further deplete stocks and prevent short term […]
IFA President Joe Healy said it was extremely disappointing to see junior Minister for Finance Michael D’Arcy say that vulture funds are easier to deal with compared to the banks. “That has not been the experience in the cases we have dealt with. It’s a cause for concern that somebody in elected office would have […]
Outlining the key principles that must form the basis of the upcoming review of the TB eradication programme, IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the cost burden on farmers has gone on for too long.
IFA National Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the leadership and community spirit shown by Cavan County Council, following their confirmation to local media that they will not use Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) when developing recreational walks and cycle ways such as Greenways in the county.
IFA President Joe Healy has launched a new report on The Economic and Societal Importance of the Irish Suckler Beef Herd by Professor Thia Hennessy, Head of the Business School in UCC at the FBD National Livestock in Tullamore Co Offaly.
IFA President Joe Healy said a fodder import scheme will have to be part of the Government’s response to the drought conditions as soon as possible to give co-ops and merchants the best chance of sourcing fodder from other countries.