11 03 2019
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy led the IFA team at a meeting of the Charter of Farmers’ Rights Monitoring Committee chaired by Sean Brady in Portlaoise on Friday.
With the new €40 per cow BEEP (Beef Environmental and Efficiency Pilot) scheme for sucklers open, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods strongly encouraged suckler farmers to apply for the new scheme and draw down the €40 per cow payment. The application period runs from February 4th to February 22nd.
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has called for the maximum payout of over €800m to farmers as the 70% advance of the BPS to 124,000 farmers begins today.
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.