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IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of the simplification to some of the requirements for the Beef Data and Genomics Programme. The IFA Livestock Chairman said the flexibility provided for farmers in relation to the stock bull requirement in the programme is helpful and […]

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Posted: June 18, 2019, 11:53 am

IFA National Farm Forestry Chairman Vincent Nally said that farmers are at breaking point with the delays and additional costs associated with getting grants or licences approved. “The current system is not working for farmers.  It is unacceptable that some farmers are waiting in excess of twelve months for a decision on their application.” Vincent […]

The post FARMERS AT BREAKING POINT WITH DELAYS IN PROCESSING FORESTRY APPLICATIONS – IFA appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 18, 2019, 9:57 am

Reacting to the publication of the Government’s climate plan, IFA President Joe Healy said the targets set today are very demanding for agriculture. “While the Teagasc roadmap can play its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the targets require focused policy actions. We need a committed, whole-of-Government approach to the Teagasc roadmap,” he said.   […]

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Posted: June 17, 2019, 4:02 pm

Ahead of the publication of the Government’s climate plan, IFA President Joe Healy said the success of the plan will be determined by the willingness of the Government to put in place the necessary policy measures to ensure the delivery of the Teagasc climate roadmap and to make farm-scale and community based renewables a reality. […]

The post FARMERS CAN LEAD RENEWABLES REVOLUTION IN GOVT CLIMATE PLAN appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 17, 2019, 9:39 am

(Full-time – Permanent) The Irish Farmers’ Association is currently recruiting a Membership Development Agent for the mid-west with territories including Tipperary North & South, Clare and Offaly. Responsibilities Promoting the benefits of IFA membership Acquiring new members for the organisation Membership renewals Providing members with important information Dealing with member queries Attending relevant events Key […]

The post VACANCY: MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AGENT – TIPPERARY NORTH & SOUTH, CLARE & OFFALY appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 14, 2019, 8:47 am

  IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has described as unacceptable that the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is sitting on applications for TAMS grants for farmers who applied in the last tranche of the scheme which closed in early April. Speaking following a meeting of the Rural Development Committee, Joe Brady said farmers who […]

The post IFA CALLS ON MINISTER CREED TO ISSUE TAMS APPROVALS WITHOUT DELAY appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 13, 2019, 12:18 pm

All prices (ex VAT) quoted roadside for conifers. The prices have been collected from forest owners, forestry companies and sawmills. Product Type Length Diameter Price € /tonne   (m) (cm) (Roadside) * Pulp 3 m < 7cm 20 – 34 Stakewood 1.6 m > 8cm < 15 cm 38 – 45 Palletwood 2.5 m > […]

The post IFA TIMBER PRICES APRIL – JUNE 2019 appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 12, 2019, 6:55 am

IFA President Joe Healy said progress on the Fair Deal Scheme is important for farm families who have been waiting nearly five years for the Government to make good on a commitment to remove discrimination against family farms and small business. “It has been a long road and I want to acknowledge the work of […]

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Posted: June 11, 2019, 10:16 am

Speaking only days before the first co-ops decide their May milk prices, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today (Monday) said that a price increase of at least 1c/l was justified in most cases, especially for those co-ops which have been paying less than the Ornua PPI equivalent for the last few months. “All indicators […]

The post CO-OPS UNFAIRLY CAUTIOUS WHEN HIGHER MILK PRICES JUSTIFIED FOR MAY MILK – PHELAN appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 10, 2019, 6:23 pm

  IFA has requested a meeting with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to progress proposals for the introduction of a Sustainability Development Programmes, as part of IFA’s submission to the early mid-term review of the nitrates derogation. IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney said, “Farmers have made a substantial investment in improving farmyards and ensuring better […]

The post IFA LOOK FOR MEETING WITH MINISTER CREED ON SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: June 10, 2019, 2:46 pm

IFA is holding meetings to update farmers on the Brexit Beef Fund and to hear your views on its distribution. Topics will include IFA’s basis for securing the funding and the principles for pay-out. All Meetings 8.30 – 10.30pm Date Location Tuesday June 4th   McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo   Wednesday June 5th […]

The post €100m BREXIT BEEF FUND MEETINGS – HAVE YOUR SAY! appeared first on Irish Farmers' Association.

Posted: May 28, 2019, 2:03 pm

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