IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has said that progress has been made on the Commonage Management Plans, whereby when planners are doing stocking plans over the next number of months, they will not have to determine the maximum eligible area.
01 02 2016
19 11 2015
IFA Hill Committee Chairman, Pat Dunne has said that opportunities exist for hill farmers though greater support for hill areas in the Rural Development Programme if the right approach is taken by Government.
16 07 2015
Following a meeting of the National Hill Committee, and recent discussions with the Department of Agriculture, IFA Hill Chairman Pat Dunne said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney will have to set out the framework to planners to allow them carry out commonage plans that contain flexibilities for farmers.
11 06 2015
IFA Hill Farmers Chairman Pat Dunne has called for the publication of the guidelines to planners to carry out commonage management plans (CMPs) for 4,000 farmers who joined the first phase of GLAS. These guidelines must allow CMP’s to be carried out in a flexible and simple format.