13 06 2019
IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has described as unacceptable that the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is sitting on applications for TAMS grants for farmers who applied in the last tranche of the scheme which closed in early April.
02 04 2019
IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said the first batch of 130 appeals has been sent to the Independent Panel as part of the ANC review.
28 03 2019
IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said that areas planted under the wild bird cover GLAS measure will be eligible for ANC payments on this land in 2019 and beyond.
IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has encouraged farmers to apply for the National Walks Scheme, which will double the number of national walks and benefit up to 2,000 farmers.
“The medium-term outlook for agriculture is very uncertain, not least as a result of policy and trade issues stemming from Brexit. 2019 is a critical year, given the decisions that will be made on CAP post-2020. The outcome of the CAP process will decide the Budget for Ireland and the level of support for Irish farmers for the next seven years. Direct payments are critical for farmers’ incomes and we expect the Government to fight for an increase in the CAP Budget ” – IFA President Joe Healy
The IFA is holding a number of open farmer meetings around the country on
- The state of play with the CAP negotiations
- The IFA’s campaign to protect farmers’ direct payments
- The key dates in 2019 that members need to be aware of, and
- What the recent ANC review means for farmers and how they can appeal the outcome if they were excluded.