IFA Advises Farmers To Stop Planting Until Autumn

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has advised farmers who have financial approval to afforest to wait until the autumn to plant. He said that normally all planting had stopped at this stage but the planting season had been extended this summer due to the introduction of the Forestry Regulation, which now requires farmers to […]

No Requirement On Forest Service To Apply Debt Management Policy Retrospectively

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming has said there is no requirement on the Forest Service to pursue the recoupment of payments from farmers as part of cross-compliance.   The reductions in area following digitisation did not need to be applied retrospectively as farmers had adhered to the conditions of the Afforestation Scheme and the […]