19 06 2018
IFA National Hill Farming Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy led a delegation to meet Department of Agriculture officials today to break the logjam that has developed where a substantial number of GLAS commonage farmers still remain to be paid their final 15% instalment for 2017.
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must deliver a well-financed and ambitious Rural Development Programme (RDP) in the forthcoming CAP negotiations – that was the clear message from this week’s IFA National Rural Development Committee meeting.
IFA Connacht Regional Chairman Padraic Joyce has said there is frustration among farmers and concern for the welfare of livestock as the full details of the transport subsidy for fodder have not yet been released.
25 08 2017
IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has insisted that maximum flexibility be shown by the Department of Agriculture in the implementation of commonage framework plans for more than 9,000 farmers on 3,500 commonages throughout the country in the GLAS scheme.