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IFA Submission for the Extension of the General Employment Permit Pilot for Dairy Assistants – 2019

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DAIRY SECTOR NEEDS AN EXTRA 200 LABOUR PERMITS

  IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said access to potentially skilled employees from outside of the EU cannot be closed off when our current national labour market is at full employment (4.6% unemployment in April 2019).

SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CENTRAL TO NITRATES REVIEW

  IFA has called on the Department of Agriculture to introduce a Sustainability Development Programme to support improved efficiency and to continue to reduce the environmental footprint of the sector.

GREATER TRANSPARENCY NEEDED TO FLUSH OUT MARGINS ENJOYED BY PROCESSORS AND RETAILERS

  IFA President Joe Healy said the EU Commission’s announcement on greater price transparency as part of bringing greater fairness to the food chain is another important step in the campaign to give farmers a bigger share of the final consumer price.

FMP Milk Quality Awards 2018

FMP presented awards to the top five producers of excellent quality liquid milk, at the FMP December Central Executive meeting, held in the Irish Farm Centre on Wednesday 5th December.

KERRY MOVE ON MILK PRICE SHOWS THERE IS SCOPE FOR HIGHER RETURNS TO FARMERS

  IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan today (Fri) said the move by Kerry Co-Op to increase the price for July recognises that there is scope for processors to lift their prices.

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