Speaking from Brussels, IFA President Tim Cullinan has acknowledged the strong comments from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in defence the CAP Budget today in Brussels, as it appears talks will go into tomorrow (Sat).
IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed cannot allow a situation to arise where fallen animals are not being collected from farms. He said IFA has highlighted the weaknesses with the current fallen animal collection service to the Department of Agriculture for a number of years. “The Department of […]
Speaking as he arrived in Brussels this morning, IFA President Tim Cullinan said any cut in the CAP budget would be a devastating blow for Irish farmers and rural Ireland. “We have made it clear to the Taoiseach, who will be at the EU Council meeting today that Ireland must be prepared to veto this […]
The area of potatoes planted in 2019 was the second lowest on record, after 2018, which was the lowest on record. There was also a further decrease in the plantings of traditional varieties such as Kerr Pinks and Golden Wonders. Speaking at the National Potato Conference in Dublin today, IFA President Tim Cullinan said farmers […]
IFA President Tim Cullinan said that the leaked proposal of President of the European Council Charles Michel would be a huge blow for Irish farmers. It must be rejected by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the EU Council meeting next week.
IFA Farm Forestry Chair, Vincent Nally said that the afforestation figures show that farmer planting under the current programme has declined by 67%. “The figures make for stark reading and clearly show that farmers are disengaging from forestry, at time when we need more farmers to consider forest as a viable option as part of […]
With spring calving now underway on many Irish farms, IFA National Farm Family Chairperson, Caroline Farrell has urged farmers to be particularly vigilant to ensure their own safety. Heifers and cows can be unpredictable at calving time and may hit out without warning. Over the past 10 years livestock has accounted for 20% of farm […]
IFA President Tim Cullinan has said the way that methane emissions from the national herd are currently accounted for is not appropriate. This must be addressed at international level by the Department of Agriculture.