Responding to the launch of a public consultation on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) today, IFA President Joe Healy said the fundamental focus must be on ensuring farmers achieve viable incomes in return for the high quality food they produce, and their efforts towards protecting the rural environment and supporting rural development.
15 11 2016
IFA National Livestock Chairman, Angus Woods has said that today’s EU Commission study on the impact of trade agreements on the EU agriculture sector is a major wakeup call and clearly show the damage to the important beef sector from a liberalised trade negotiation.
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.
27 07 2016
IFA has made a comprehensive submission to the Department of Agriculture in advance of the last negotiations on the EU €500m aid package, the final text of which will be voted on in Brussels on 25th August next.