Commenting on the cuts made by co-ops to February and/or March milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that, with milk prices now at 1995 levels, co-ops had some serious questions to answer. “Bearing in mind that many industry spokespeople predicted only a couple of months ago that 2019 milk prices would be […]
Speaking at the launch of the climate report in Dáil Éireann today, IFA President Joe Healy said the Teagasc Plan is the basis for further climate action in agriculture and is far better than the unrealistic proposals put forward by the Citizens’ Assembly. This included an unjust and inequitable tax on Ireland’s carbon efficient food […]
IFA President Joe Healy said the Government has abandoned farm families by failing to implement the three-year cap on farm assets under the financial assessment of the Fair Deal scheme. The Government has been promising this would be introduced since last July. Addressing farmers at the Dept of Health today, he said it is now […]
Speaking at a large IFA meeting of cattle farmers in Portlaoise tonight (Mon), IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef farmers have been savaged financially over the last year by Brexit related price cuts.
IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne said that Irish tillage farmers are furious over the continued failure of many animal feed merchants to use local barley. “Many growers are left with stores full of barley due to the importation of feed ingredients,” he said. According to figures from Eurostat, Ireland imported 157,000 tonnes of non-EU […]
Speaking today, IFA’s Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by Glanbia and Lakeland to cut their respective milk price was a big blow for farmers. IFA had lobbied co-ops intensively over the past two weeks, outlining in detail the 10 reasons why they should hold their price. The IFA Dairy Chairman said, “Today’s decision […]
Smart Farming will begin its 2019 work activities at its spring seminar, by focusing on ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment. The details of the Department of Agriculture Knowledge Transfer approved seminar are as follows: Date: Tuesday, 30th April Time: 1.45pm Venue: Portlaoise, Midlands Park Hotel (formerly Heritage Hotel)# Launching the […]
Launching the IFA Manifesto for the European Parliament & Local Government Elections in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said those elected as MEPs for Ireland next month will have some far-reaching decisions to make about the future of Irish agriculture.
Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture today, IFA President Joe Healy said IFA has calculated that beef farmers have already incurred Brexit losses of €101m since last Autumn. “Farmers cannot afford to carry this loss and it must be made good by the Government & EU Commission. We have already put this to Minister […]