IFA National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said Agriculture Minister Creed must secure a direct payment package to make up for the beef price losses for winter finishers on the back of COVID-19 and Brexit inflicted market disturbances this spring.
IFA President Tim Cullinan said the incoming Government must stand firm on the CAP Budget as today’s proposals from the Commission fall well short of covering inflation and extra requirements the Commission wants to impose on farmers.
IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has commended Aurivo for holding their April base milk price when all others cut theirs by 1c/l.
IFA President Tim Cullinan said the scenarios presented by Teagasc today for farm incomes for 2020 are frightening.
Speaking after an IFA delegation met Tanáiste Simon Coveney and Minister Helen McEntee by video conference, IFA President Tim Cullinan said “Brexit is still a massive threat to Irish farming and a no deal crash-out by the UK is a real possibility, if they do not change course”.