07 12 2016
CRISIS AID URGENTLY NEEDED TO SUPPORT TILLAGE FARMERS, IFA PRESIDENT TELLS OIREACHTAS AGRICULTURE COMMITTEEGrain
Indications that the majority of tillage farms will make negative returns this year heighten the need for urgent action to ensure the survival of the sector, IFA President Joe Healy said today (Tues) at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture.
Following a meeting with officials of EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan’s Cabinet last Friday, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said there are a number of crucial issues that need to be urgently addressed by the EU Commission and the Irish Government to ensure we have a sustainable tillage sector that can prosper in peripheral regions – mainly in the western part of the country – into 2017 and future years.
IFA Deputy President, Richard Kennedy is today leading a delegation, including Grain Chairman Liam Dunne, to Brussels to press the case for an EU aid package to support tillage growers affected by the devastating weather conditions earlier this year.