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IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne has welcomed the announcement by Minister McConalogue of funding for several pilot measures in the agri-environment area.   “The ringfencing of €10 million for the tillage sector is a positive move,” he said   “While exact details of the measures involved in the pilot scheme are not finalised, it […]

IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne said the announcement by Dairygold on the pricing for the 2020 harvest puts a floor on the market.

IFA Grain Chairman Mark Browne said tillage farmers have endured a torrid season. ‘A wet Autumn/Winter was followed by drought conditions in late spring, culminating in a very difficult harvest,’ he said.

Domestic Market After a very difficult harvest, the majority is now finished, however there are pockets of spring crops still to be finished along with most of the beans. Yields have remained very variable. Some of the Spring barley crops were promising good late yield potential, however the continuation of the broken weather scuppered this […]

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