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Overview The weather this Winter and Spring was far more benign than 2017/2018. This gave overwintered crops a chance to compensate for the drought conditions which they experienced up to September 2018. The final yield of crops was probably better than what had been initially expected however overall average yields were reduced and growers incurred […]

IFA President Joe Healy has called on consumers and retailers to support the Irish strawberry sector – a vital indigenous industry worth €47m at farm gate, with 57 growers producing over 8,000 tonnes annually.

  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.

IFA WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR IRISH HORTICULTURE IN CLIMATE ACTION REPORT Commenting in advance of the official launch of the report from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on climate action, IFA Horticulture Chairman Paul Brophy, has welcomed the recommendations regarding the expansion of the Irish Horticulture sector. Agreeing with the findings of the report the chairman said […]

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