19 08 2016
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy led a delegation to meet the Department of Agriculture in Portlaoise yesterday to discuss the RDP Amendments, which will be formally sent to the EU Commission shortly.
30 06 2016
IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has called on the Minister for Agriculture to make significant changes to the Rural Development Programme to ensure that there is full utilisation of the €4bn available to the Programme over the seven-year period.
The Department of Agriculture has indicated to IFA that the third phase of GLAS will open for applications in mid-October. The target is for a total of more than 50,000 farmers to be in the GLAS scheme from January 1, 2017.
At a meeting with the Department of Agriculture yesterday, IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady got a commitment that the completion date for wild bird cover under GLAS will be extended from the end of May to June 14th.