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IFA National Farm Forestry Chairman Vincent Nally said the Department of Agriculture must honour afforestation contracts if planting rates are to recover.

IFA National Farm Forestry Chairman, Vincent Nally has said that the way that farmers affected by ash dieback have been abandoned by the Government is a disgrace and he is demanding that Minister of State Andrew Doyle introduce a new scheme as a matter of urgency. “It is now nearly a year since the Department […]

IFA President, Joe Healy welcomed Minister Doyle’s announcement today (Tues) to fund a study to be undertaken by UCD to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of afforestation in Co. Leitrim. The carrying out of such a study had been proposed by Leitrim IFA and was adopted as policy by IFA’s National Council. “There […]

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Vincent Nally has welcomed the introduction of a grant of up to €500 per hectare to support farmers to undertake second thinning operations in broadleaf forests, under the Woodland Improvement Scheme (WIS). “Many farmers have delayed thinning operations following the Department’s announcement late last February that an additional grant would be […]

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