Transport Is The Theme For Day Four Of Farm Safety Week

Tractors and moving vehicles have claimed the lives of 30 farm workers in the past five years according to the HSE Health & Safety in Agriculture Report October 2015, representing one of the biggest dangers on a farm. Day Four of the fourth annual Farm Safety Week UK & Ireland focuses on highlighting the issues surrounding […]

European Parliament discusses impact of U.S. Trade deal on Agriculture – In Private! – Carthy

The Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West, Matt Carthy, has warned that Irish farmers need to be extremely concerned about the potential negative impact that EU trade deals with the USA, Canada and Mercosur countries could have on Agriculture. Mr. Carthy was speaking following a meeting of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural […]

IFA Criticises Minister Coveney For Ruling 2,500 Farmers Out Of Second Phase GLAS

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has criticised the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney for ruling 2,500 farmers out of the second phase of GLAS and backtracking on a commitment that he made at Budget time that at least 13,000 farmers would be allowed into the scheme.   Flor McCarthy said that with 11,500 farmers […]

Farming – GLAS extension to Tuesday Midnight is welcome – IFA

Commenting on the announcement that the GLAS application deadline has been extended to May 26th, IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has said that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must ensure that all applicants who apply for the current phase of GLAS are accepted into the scheme.   The IFA Rural Development Chairman said […]

Investment In Agriculture Delivers Export Growth And Job Creation, IFA Tells Oireachtas Members

Speaking at IFA’s pre-Budget lobbying session of Oireachtas members today (Wed), IFA President John Bryan said the clear message from the farming sector is that Government support for farmers provides a sustainable stimulus for the Irish economy, which will drive export growth and job creation.   In a clear warning to the Government, the IFA […]

Bryan Stresses Importance of Agriculture for Growth and Job Creation at Pre-Budget Meeting

At a pre-budget meeting this morning (Thurs, Nov 1st) with the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and the Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin, IFA President John Bryan will emphasise the important role the agriculture sector can play in Ireland’s economic recovery and job creation.   Mr Bryan said, “Over the past year, the agri-food […]

Measures announced to assist farmers

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D., following consultation with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today(Friday 26 October) announced a number of measures to assist farmers in light of the very difficult weather conditions that have persisted throughout and since the summer.  These conditions have led to […]

Poor Weather Conditions Increases Pressure & Stress on Farmers

IFA National Farm Family Chair Margaret Healy has encouraged farmers to keep in touch with their neighbours and be conscious of the stress the continuing bad weather is causing to many.  They are becomingly increasingly concerned with the inclement weather conditions and yield potentially slips with each passing day.   Margaret Healy said “record falls […]

Ongoing Weather Problems Hit Farm Incomes by €100M – IFA

IFA President John Bryan said the very poor weather conditions across the country have had a major impact on farm incomes. He said large numbers of stock have been re-housed and feed bills are up significantly, while output is down. “Across all sectors – dairy, beef, tillage and sheep – the impact on farm incomes […]

Delayed Silage Harvest will Lead to Increased Costs for Farmers

IFA President John Bryan has warned that the deplorable weather conditions in recent weeks are causing major problems for farmers, with two-thirds of the silage crop still to be harvested. He said farmers were becoming increasingly concerned as the wet weather is set to continue for the week ahead.   John Bryan said, “Some parts […]

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