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IFA Farm Forestry Chairman Pat Collins has reminded forest owners approaching first thinning to apply for road funding to increase the value of their investment. This is despite the ongoing issues with the excessive red tape associated with the Forest Road scheme. “A forest road is crucial for the haulage of timber to allow for […]

The post IFA ENCOURAGES FARMERS TO APPLY FOR FOREST ROAD GRANT & INCREASE THE VALUE OF THEIR TIMBER appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 20, 2017, 8:07 am

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm. Richard Kennedy said it was clear to IFA that many farm families still had no electric power and were in a […]

The post IFA MAKES SAFETY APPEAL TO FARMERS INSTALLING GENERATORS TO DEAL WITH POWER CUTS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 19, 2017, 5:29 pm

  IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Liam Dunne has strongly objected to plans by the Department of Transport to duplicate tractor safety laws imposed on farmers, by seeking to introduce a road worthiness test for tractors used for normal farming activities. Speaking after a meeting with the Department of Transport, Liam Dunne said, “The Department […]

The post DEPT OF TRANSPORT SHOULD ABANDON PLANS TO DUPLICATE TRACTOR TEST appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:44 pm

IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the move by the Government today to remove the upper age limit for family transfers as it reduces the stamp duty liability from 6% to 1%. “This adjustment will allow more families to carry out a lifetime transfer at the rate of 1% rather than the 6% rate.” Ahead […]

The post IFA REACTION TO STAMP DUTY CHANGES appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:47 pm

  IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Wed) said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency. Sean O’Leary said, “The most pressing problem on farms is where they are left without electricity after a power outage which […]

The post IFA CALLS ON CO-OPS TO CO-ORDINATE EFFORTS TO HELP FARMERS DEAL WITH CONSEQUENCES OF HURRICANE OPHELIA appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 18, 2017, 8:26 am

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said he welcomed the confirmation from the Department of Agriculture that 111,000 farmers have received their 70% advance on the Basic Payment.  €700m has been paid out this week.   “This is very important for cashflow on farms and will provide a timely boost for farmers in what has been […]

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Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:18 pm

The publication of the first Smart Farming Progress Report shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme. The Report was published today (Mon) to mark United Nations World Food Day. The UN has committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals to […]

The post SMART FARMING EXCEEDS COST SAVING TARGET BY 74% AND IDENTIFIES WAYS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 10% appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:51 am

IFA President Joe Healy has written to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to ask that he reverse his decision to increase stamp duty on farmland from 2% to 6%. IFA has called for the Minister to provide in the Finance Act 2017 for the stamp duty rate to remain at 2% for land that is […]

The post MINISTER DONOHOE MUST REVERSE STAMP DUTY INCREASE ON FARMLAND appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 13, 2017, 5:33 pm

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has insisted that all of the funding of €624m allocated to RDP measures for 2018 in this week’s Budget must be used across the wide range of schemes, which play a vital role in supporting farm incomes. Joe Brady has welcomed the increased allocation of €25m for ANCs and […]

The post BUDGET FUNDING MUST BE FULLY SPENT FOLLOWING INCREASED TAMS AND ANC ALLOCATIONS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 13, 2017, 3:51 pm

The GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme for 2017 is now open for applications. The Department of Agriculture scheme is administered by the Heritage Council. What is the grant for? The grant is to carry out approved conservation works to traditional farm buildings and associated landscape structures such as historic yard surfaces, walls, gate pillars and gates. […]

The post UP TO €25,000 AVAILABLE TO CONSERVE TRADITIONAL FARM BUILDINGS appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: October 12, 2017, 3:41 pm

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