IFA to Hold National Horticulture Meeting

IFA Horticulture chair Mark Walsh has announced that IFA will hold a national meeting for horticulture growers next Wed, Mar 6th at 8pm in the CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, Co.Meath. The meeting will address the major challenges in the horticulture sector with guest speakers from Teagasc, Bord Bia and DAFM on the night. Mark Walsh said […]

Staffing Crisis in Horticulture Sector Must be Addressed

IFA Horticulture chair Mark Walsh said the increases in staff costs over the past few months are enormous and have left the horticulture sector in an unsustainable position. “It has been a relentlessly difficult period for the sector, from Brexit; the Covid pandemic; spiralling input costs from the Russian invasion of Ukraine; and now unexpected […]

Horticulture Support Scheme Welcome but Must Include All Growers

IFA Fruit and Vegetable Chair Niall McCormack said that the horticulture support scheme is welcome, however, the fact that some growers will not qualify needs to be rectified in this essential support package. A support scheme with unknown payment rates does little too alleviate the financial pressure that all growers are under today. “The fact […]

Government has failed Ireland’s Fresh Produce Sector – IFA

IFA Horticulture Chairman Gerry Reilly has told Minister for Horticulture Tom Hayes that the Government had failed the fresh produce sector by not adequately regulating the retailers and not banning ‘below-cost selling’ of their produce – the main threat to the sustainability of Irish Horticulture.   At a meeting of IFA’s Horticulture Committee with Minister […]