Teagasc report confirms 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming – IFA

Onus on Government to support the sector in 2019 and protect direct payments   IFA President Joe Healy said that the Teagasc Annual Review figures released today come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. He said that the report confirms that 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming, in large part due to […]

Farmers Ready To Roll Up Their Sleeves On Climate Action – IFA

In recent weeks IFA published five actions that Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate. These include a call for the establishment of a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, and to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the reductions identified by Teagasc in […]

Organic Farming Scheme Open To Applicants Until December 19th – Renaghan

IFA Ulster/Nth Leinster Regional Chairman Nigel Renaghan is encouraging farmers to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme, which has re-opened for applications until December 19th.   Nigel Renaghan, who heads up the IFA Project Team on organics, said the window for farmers to apply is quite tight and he appealed to farmers to prepare their […]

Five Steps to Support Farming’s Contribution to Climate Action – IFA

IFA has called on Government to take the following steps in support of farming’s contribution to climate action: Establish a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the emissions reductions identified by Teagasc in their recent climate abatement report. Work […]

IFA welcomes commencement of GLAS payments – urges that all farmers are paid

IFA Rural Development Chairman, Joe Brady has welcomed the roll-out of GLAS payments to 33,000 participants under the scheme.He said that it is important that the remaining 16,000 participants are also paid without delay. He said, “This 85% advance payment, worth €116m, is coming at a vital time with farm incomes under severe pressure following this most […]

European Parliament Vote On CAP Cannot Be Ignored – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission.   Joe Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget that supports farmers.   “Our members have been busy lobbying […]

Lack Of Time Main Barrier To Women’s Involvement In Farming Organisations – IFA

Speaking at the Women & Agriculture conference in Killarney, IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair, Caroline Farrell said that a recent survey undertaken by the Association reveals that lack of time is the main barrier to women becoming involved in a farming organisation.   61% of respondents cited it as the main reason they […]

Factories Can Pay A Lot More As Cattle Prices Rise – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said cattle prices are rising with some farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days. He said with the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves on the sterling exchange rate, it’s clear the factories can pay a lot more. […]

Vulture Funds Preying on Farm Families – IFA

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance today, IFA President Joe Healy accused vulture funds of killing off farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts over time and return to viability.    He said this short-term debt recovery approach is damaging as the repayment capacity of the business is not considered. This […]

IFA welcome removal of land in Co Meath from Online Auction Site

IFA has welcomed the decision by online auction house BidX1 to remove two parcels of land in Co Meath from their sales site.   These lands belonging to the McCann family are being forcibly sold by vulture fund Promontoria.   Last week, IFA placed signs on the lands objecting to their forced sale and said […]

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