12 04 2016
IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming has voiced concern about the falling afforestation figures, following the publication of latest Forest Service report that shows area established down 30% on this time last year. He said this is worrying given the importance of forests and afforestation in our national climate change strategy.
04 03 2016
IFA WELCOMES OMBUDSMAN DECISION THAT HIGHLIGHTS A POLICY OF UNFAIRLY RECOUPING PAYMENTS FROM FARMERSForestry
IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming has welcomed the decision of the Ombudsman to return €25,000 to a farmer who was forced by the Forest Service to repay payments received as a result of a section of his plantation being destroyed by flooding.
27 01 2016
14 01 2016
IFA WELCOMES FORESTRY LAND AVAILABITY REPORT AND CALLS ON MINISTER HAYES TO REOPEN PRODUCTIVE MARGINAL LANDForestry
IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming has welcomed the Land Availability for Afforestation report launched today, and called on Minister Tom Hayes to adopt the recommendation to assess land on productive capacity to grow timber as a matter of urgency.