IFA President Tim Cullinan said over 1,000 farmers are caught up in the forestry licence crisis and are facing delays of up to two years. “The timber shortages as a result of the backlog are threatening the future of the industry that exports approx. €.5bn annually,” he said. Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee […]
Ahead of the plenary vote on meat and dairy denominations in the EU Parliament this week, the IFA has written to Irish MEPs urging them to accept both amendments to protect our industry and its consumers. These amendments will succeed in securing words such as ‘steak’, ‘sausage’, ‘escalope’, ‘burger’ or ‘hamburger’ for products that exclusively contain […]
IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne has welcomed the announcement by Minister McConalogue of funding for several pilot measures in the agri-environment area. “The ringfencing of €10 million for the tillage sector is a positive move,” he said “While exact details of the measures involved in the pilot scheme are not finalised, it […]
IFA President Tim Cullinan said this week would be an important one for the design of the framework for the new CAP with the European Parliament voting on amendments and Agriculture Ministers meeting. “The reality is that the new CAP will give Member States more flexibility to design their own strategic plans, but the enabling […]
Reacting to the publication of an EU strategy to reduce methane emissions IFA National Environment Chairman, Paul O’Brien said that it was correct that the EU would set up an expert group, in the first half of 2021, to analyse the life cycle of methane emissions. “The science in this area is evolving. Research by Oxford […]
BovINE will hold its first Irish National Beef Event via Zoom from the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin at 8.00pm next Tues, (Oct 20th). Beef farmers and all stakeholders in the beef and livestock sector are invited to attend, virtually.
Ahead of this afternoon’s EU summit in Brussels, IFA has launched a Brexit Emergency Policy – https://www.ifa.ie/BrexitPlan – paper which sets a 3-step plan to mitigate the damage to Irish farming from Brexit.