IFA Says Farm Profit Increase Essential to Drive Food Harvest, Beef Growth

IFA National Livestock Chairman Michael Doran said to deliver on the increased growth targets for beef of 40% in Food Harvest 2020, profit levels across all beef enterprises must increase significantly. He said lack of profit or low profit is the biggest obstacle to growth. Michael Doran said the Report from the Food Harvest 2020 […]

Measures to Improve Competitiveness Through Land Mobility and Structural Change Vital to Achieve 2020 Targets – IFA

In a detailed submission to the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, IFA has set out the measures required to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of Irish agriculture through land mobility and structural change. IFA President John Bryan said, “IFA welcomes the commitment in the Programme for Government to promote greater land mobility, encourage involvement of […]

Increase in Agri-Food Exports Underlines Potential of Sector

IFA President John Bryan has described the strong food export figures for 2010 as further evidence of the potential of the agri-food sector to contribute to the country’s economic recovery. John Bryan said, “The provisional trade figures from the CSO today showing food and drink exports exceeding €8bn in 2010 underlines the recovery in the […]

Legal Status For Pre-Nuptial Agreements Would Encourage Land Transfer – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has urged the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to change the law to provide legal status to pre-nuptial agreements, as part of its reform programme for family law. John Bryan said he would be seeking an early meeting with Minister Shatter, and he hoped the Minister’s long-held interest in family law […]

Farmers Expect Minister Coveney to Open AEOS This Week

IFA President John Bryan has said farmers leaving REPS3 expect a new AEOS Scheme to re-open this week to give them enough time to apply before the deadline of mid-May. John Bryan said, “The renewed confidence in the sector must be supported by a new AEOS for the 10,000 farmers who want to continue environmental […]

IFA Organises Meetings With General Election Candidates

The Irish Farmers Association is organising meetings across the country in the next fortnight, at which farm families will challenge General Election candidates for their commitment to defend agriculture. Meetings will be held in every rural constituency, with the first of the 30 meetings taking place next Monday, February 14th in Cavan, Roscommon/South Leitrim and […]