IFA ENCOURAGES FARMERS TO APPLY FOR FOREST ROAD GRANT & INCREASE THE VALUE OF THEIR TIMBER

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IFA Farm Forestry Chairman Pat Collins has reminded forest owners approaching first thinning to apply for road funding to increase the value of their investment. This is despite the ongoing issues with the excessive red tape associated with the Forest Road scheme.

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IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm.

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IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Liam Dunne has strongly objected to plans by the Department of Transport to duplicate tractor safety laws imposed on farmers, by seeking to introduce a road worthiness test for tractors used for normal farming activities.

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IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the move by the Government today to remove the upper age limit for family transfers as it reduces the stamp duty liability from 6% to 1%. “This adjustment will allow more families to carry out a lifetime transfer at the rate of 1% rather than the 6% rate.”

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IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Wed) said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency.

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