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.
IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said that the Organics Scheme in the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 needs to be amended to increase uptake, as the current payment regime will not attract farmers to reach the objectives in the Plan.
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.