IFA Farm Forestry Chairman Vincent Nally said the Cabinet decision to amend the Agricultural Appeals Act must deliver efficiency in the forestry appeals system that makes it fit for purpose. “Farmers with a crop to harvest have become very frustrated with the appeals system and the backlog,” he said. Mr. Nally said that […]
IFA National Sheep Chairman, Sean Dennehy has called on the Department of Agriculture to continue the Sheep Welfare Scheme, which is due to conclude in December 2020. Sean Dennehy said, “With 34,000 flock owners, sheep farming is the second-largest sector in terms of farm numbers. The Sheep Welfare Scheme has been positive and effective; sheep […]
A delegation of farmers led by IFA Animal Health Chairmen, John Kingston, (Cork Central) and Derry Scannell, (West Cork) today highlighted farmer anger towards the recently issued Dept of Agriculture’s TB Herd Risk letters. In protest, the delegation burned the letters outside the Department of Agriculture offices in Clonakilty. “All correspondence issued by the Department […]
IFA Grain Chairman Mark Browne said tillage farmers have endured a torrid season. ‘A wet Autumn/Winter was followed by drought conditions in late spring, culminating in a very difficult harvest,’ he said.
IFA President Tim Cullinan and Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden will meet the Department of Agriculture today to discuss the PGI application for ‘Irish Grass-fed beef’. ‘We wrote to Minister McConalogue last week seeking an assurance that he would engage with IFA and farmers before lodging any PGI application with the EU. The Minister gave us […]
IFA Farm Business Chair Rose Mary McDonagh has called on the Government to seek an extension of the EU Temporary Aid Framework, to enable the COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to be extended beyond the end of the year.