Speaking on the 3rd day of the Ploughing Championships, IFA President Joe Healy has called on grain merchants, co-ops and compound feed mills to support tillage growers with a strong grain price this harvest. “It has been a difficult harvest in parts of the country. However, farmers persevered to produce excellent quality crops for the […]
IFA President Joe Healy says that while base price was discussed at the talks at the weekend no price could be agreed due to Ireland’s flawed competition law. IFA and other farm organisations did raise the issue with the Minister at the talks. We stressed that the success of the agreement, on the ground, would […]
The newly established National Rural Safety Forum is a positive step that will help in the fight to eradicate rural crime. This was the message from IFA Deputy President, Richard Kennedy (co-chair of the Forum) speaking at the launch in the National Ploughing Championships, today (18th September). IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said, “Ongoing engagement […]
Smart Farming, the voluntary resource efficiency Programme run by the Irish Farmers’ Association in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, has been selected as a Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Champion for 2019 and 2020. Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment made the announcement today (Wed.) at the National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Fenagh, […]
Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan challenged co-ops to address farmers’ questions as to why are milk prices falling, and why have they fallen so much behind European levels.
IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the extension of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme deadline to 5pm on Friday. He said IFA requested this extension from Minister Creed last week.