13 02 2018
IFA President Joe Healy has said the findings of a report published today by Minister Heather Humphreys, examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy, are very stark for farming and food in Ireland.
IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said that co-op boards, meeting in coming days to set the January milk price, could, despite more challenging times for dairy markets, take comfort from 3 consecutive positive GDT auctions, and from the stability shown by the Ornua January PPI.
IFA President Joe Healy said, based on IFA work with Minister Creed, the Department of Agriculture and exporters, he is confident a suitable replacement ferry will be in place by Stena when the current ferry is set to go into dry dock from February 20th to March 19th.
IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said the EU Agriculture Council decision to temporarily remove fixed price intervention buying-in for SMP this year, was stated by the Bulgarian Council President Rumen Porodzanov to be intended to “stabilise dairy markets in 2018 and to avoid disruptions”.