Irish Food Processors Making Progress With International Retailers Like Tesco

IFA President John Bryan said that the support of multinational retailers such as Tesco in purchasing Irish produce for their international stores was vital for the well-being of our farming and food sector. He said, “Our food processors had made good progress in the last number of years in building access to international markets and […]

Support For Agriculture Critical For Rural Economy And Economic Growth-Bryan

As it makes its final expenditure and taxation decisions for Budget 2012,the Government must recognise that support for agriculture is critical for the rural economy and to deliver economic growth. This is the message that will be given by IFA President, John Bryan at the pre-budget meeting (Friday November 4) between IFA and the Ministers […]

IFA President Rejects Commission Proposals On Flat-Rate Payment And Greening

Speaking in Brussels following the publication of the CAP document in Brussels today (Wed), IFA President John Bryan strongly rejected the EU Commission proposals on flat-rate payments and greening, as they would seriously impact on primary producers who are the main drivers of the agriculture sector. John Bryan said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney […]

Delayed Payments Causing Hardship On Up To 25,000 Farmers – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has said that the delays arising from the digitising of maps and other issues are causing financial hardship on up to 25,000 farmers in Disadvantaged Areas who have still not received payment. John Bryan said that the administrative mess around AEOS was now spilling over and causing delays with Disadvantaged Areas […]

Re-Opening Of Egyptian Market Is A Significant Breakthrough – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has welcomed news that the way has been cleared for the re-opening of the Egytian market to live cattle for the first time since the 1990s. John Bryan said agreement had been reached on a veterinary certificate between the Irish and Egyptian authorities for cattle up to 30 months of age […]

Next Generation Of Farmers Must Be Encouraged To Make 2020 Happen

Speaking at a media briefing at the Dublin Horse Show today (Thurs), IFA President John Bryan urged the Government to facilitate the restructuring of farming so the next generation of farmers can drive the production necessary to achieve the growth targets for the sector. He said, “Next month, our agricultural colleges will be taking in […]

Minister Coveney Must Prioritise Support For Primary Production – IFA

Speaking at the Executive Council of the Irish Farmers’ Association in Dublin this week, IFA President John Bryan said the clear message from members was that agriculture must be supported by maintaining schemes and reducing costs in the next Budget, if the Government is serious about the Food Harvest 2020 targets. He said the proposal […]

Agriculture will help drive Ireland’s economic recovery

Speaking at today’s (Tuesday) Institute of International & European Affairs’ Conference “A Flavour of the future” in the RDS Dublin, IFA President John Bryan said the growth in output of €600m in 2010 shows clearly that Irish agriculture will have a key role to play in increasing exports and jobs in the Irish economy. The […]

Advance SFP Payment in Mid-October Will Help Cashflow on Farms – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has welcomed the decision by the EU Commission to allow member states to commence the Single Farm Payment in mid-October. John Bryan said the advance payment of over €600m will be crucial to help cash flow on thousands of mainly drystock farms.  He said the increases in commodity prices this year […]

IFA to Take a Stand Against Failed Regulation and Flawed Legislation

IFA President John Bryan said tomorrow’s protest at Minister Richard Bruton’s office in Dublin will highlight the failed regulation and flawed legislation that has allowed the powerful multiples to dominate the food supply chain and fleece farmers to bolster their profits. He said farmers had to take a stand for their right to negotiate a […]

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