23 11 2018
At a meeting organised by IFA in Portlaoise last night to discuss the ANC review, a strong call was made for the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to set up the appeals process without delay to deal with areas that have been taken out, and areas which are still excluded.
IFA Ulster/Nth Leinster Regional Chairman Nigel Renaghan is encouraging farmers to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme, which has re-opened for applications until December 19th.
11 10 2018
Following Budget 2019, IFA Rural Development Chairman, Joe Brady said there must be no delay in the delivery of direct payments. Minister Creed must ensure that these payments, which play a critical role in supporting farm incomes, arrive on time.
28 06 2018
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy told a Charter of Farmers’ Rights meeting in Portlaoise today that the Department of Agriculture must introduce proper and effective procedures to deal with farmers’ complaints in relation to problem inspections.