IFA Secures Agreement from Teagasc That Knowledge Transfer Data Will Not Be Held Up

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At a meeting today IFA secured agreement from Teagasc that Knowledge Transfer data to be submitted to the Department of Agriculture will not be held up pending resolution of client fee issues.

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady said IFA is insisting that the Department of Agriculture makes the Knowledge Transfer payment of €750 to farmers by the end of October and there must be no excuses or impediments put in the way of that.

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy who also attended the meeting pointed out to Teagasc that farmers are asked to pay for veterinary charges and adding in an additional fee for Teagasc diminishes the value of the €750 payment to the farmer under the scheme.

In addition, Richard Kennedy has already told the Department of Agriculture that IFA wants veterinary fees abolished from the Knowledge Transfer programme.

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