26 05 2016
07 04 2016
COMMISSIONER HOGAN MUST SAFEGUARD IRELAND’S SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION IN AGRI-ENVIRONMENT TALKS – IFAEnvironment & Rural Affairs
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to directly intervene in the current EU discussions taking place on ammonia and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
31 03 2016
IFA National Chairman Jer Bergin has called on EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to urgently intervene and prevent an exchange of offers on a trade deal between the EU and the Mercosur countries of South America.
IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has said the simplification proposals put forward by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan need to go further and must address the concerns and fears farmers have when an inspection takes place on the farm.
Speaking from Normandy where he was this week attending the first European Dairy Meeting organised by the French dairy farmers’ union, FNPL, IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said it was important that the current severe milk price slump would encourage European farmers to press their policy makers and industry stakeholders to urgently develop instruments to help them deal with extreme volatility.