IFA President Says Passing of Nature Restoration Law No Surprise

Francie Gorman has reacted to the passing of the Nature Restoration Law by the EU Council of Environment Ministers this morning. In response to the passing of this, the President of the IFA had this to say:   “It was always likely that the law would pass once the EU elections were over. Farmers will […]

IFA to Host Online Quad Safety Training Information Meeting

On Tuesday June 25th at 8pm, the IFA will host an online information webinar to raise awareness among farmers about their quad safety training course to encourage farmers to complete this course. The webinar will cover the areas of basic quad safety training, new regulations, an overview of the training course and any other information […]

IFA President reacts to EPA water quality report

Following the release of the EPA’s report on water quality, IFA President Francie Gorman has assured people that Irish farmers are very focused on improving the quality of Irish waterways.   “Only last week Teagasc’s launched a new campaign ‘Better Farming for Water’ and all farmers must play their part in this,” he said   “Our water quality […]

IFA National Rural Development Chair says TAMS Payments Needed Promptly

Upon the commencement of TAMS 3 payments announced today by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, IFA National Rural Development Chair John Curran emphasised the importance of the maximum number of farmers being paid promptly.   “More broadly, TAMS reference costs are very much out of kilter with prevailing costs of materials. Investment ceilings […]

IFA calls for extension to Liming Programme deadline

IFA Rural Development Chair John Curran has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to further extend the deadline for the National Liming Programme until the end of December.   The deadline for the programme had previously been extended and will now close on June 28th, however according to Mr. Curran this […]

IFA Challenges Dairy Processors to Increase May Milk Price

Dairy chair of the IFA Stephen Arthur has called on milk processors to increase the price they are paying to dairy farmers for their May milk supplies.  In his statement Mr. Arthur said: “Markets are improving, with the GDT this week showing an improvement of 1.7% on the last trade two weeks ago.  Butter is […]

Micheál Martin Must Clarify Fianna Fáil Position on Nitrates Derogation – IFA

IFA President Francie Gorman has called on Micheál Martin to make clear his party’s position on Nitrates derogation. This follows comments made by Barry Andrews a member of the Fianna Fáil Party on the RTE Prime Time debate last night. “Barry Andrews clearly said he does not support the continuation of the derogation. This is […]

Farmers Should Join the Climate Conversation 2024

As part of the Climate Conversation 2024 the Environment Chair of the IFA is encouraging farmers to have their say. Environment Chair John Murphy said: “It is very important that farmers and rural communities take the time to complete the online questionnaire and provide feedback to the Climate Conversation which will feed into, and shape, […]

President of the IFA says new Teagasc Water Campaign must be embraced by all

Teagasc have today launched the ‘Better Farming for Water’ campaign. The campaign aims to “support and accelerate” the implementation of actions to improve the quality of all bodies of water on farms. “The objective of the ‘Better Farming for Water’ campaign will be to support all farmers to reduce the loads of nitrogen, phosphate, sediment […]

Agriculture Can Achieve Emissions Reduction Target

In a press release by the IFA on Tuesday 28th May 2024, Environment chair John Murphy said that “if all additional measures set out in Climate Action Plan 2024 are implemented, agriculture can achieve our 25% emissions reduction target for 2030.” This statement was sparked by a press release by the EPA which showed that […]

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