IFA President Joe Healy said IFA will be making a detailed submission to the public consultation set up by the Dept of Agriculture to transpose EU legislation on Unfair Trading Practices into Irish law.
IFA President Joe Healy has given a cautious welcome to the Brexit deal concluded in Brussels between the EU Commission and the UK Government, however the real test is the vote in the UK Parliament in Westminster on Saturday.
The UK Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon will address a conference organised by IFA next month. The conference Getting Fairness for Farmers in the Food Chain is part of IFA’s campaign to bring greater transparency and fairness for farmers in the food chain.
Smart Farming, the voluntary resource management programme run by IFA in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, has announced its 2019 results with average cost savings on participating farms of €6,336.
Speaking at the Agrifood Strategy to 2030 at the Aviva Stadium today, IFA President Joe Healy said any policy debate about the future of the sector has to be more farmer focused and the new strategy must contain measurable targets for farmer profitability and viability.
IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said in holding the base milk price and increasing by 0.5c/l the co-op milk price support, Glanbia had yesterday taken the first positive step to improve pay-out for their suppliers.
Speaking at the launch of the IFA’s Diversity Strategy Towards 2025 today (Tues), IFA President Joe Healy said that the strategy aims to build a platform for change, creating momentum and challenging the status quo to support a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
IFA President Joe Healy said the refusal of Larry Goodman and the ABP group to lift all the injunctions against farmers arising from the recent beef dispute was petty and mean spirited. It amounts to Larry Goodman giving ‘two fingers’ to the Minister.