The IFA is seeking an allocation of €100m for the TAMS scheme in the forthcoming Budget for 2018 to meet the on-farm investment plans of farmers and the commitments entered into with approvals already issued for the scheme.
IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said demand for lambs will be very strong over the next number of weeks in the lead in to the Eid Muslim festival and farmers should demand full value for their stock.
IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage their milk price risk, giving preferential access based on linkage with feed purchases from Glanbia is objectionable to the majority of farmers who had been in touch […]
IFA Mushroom Chairman Gerry Reilly has expressed grave concern regarding the recent sharp devaluation of Sterling. He said this has major repercussions for a sector that exports 90% of its produce to the UK.
IFA President Joe Healy has said that while the principle of avoiding any physical border infrastructure between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is positive, it is very difficult to see how this could operate in practice, given that the UK has stated it intends to operate its own independent customs and trade policy […]