IFA Call for Stronger Deterrents Against Illegal Dumpers Following Assault on Farmer

IFA Deputy President Eddie Downey has said that local authorities must introduce stronger deterrents against people who dump litter in the countryside. “IFA highlighted recently the threat of fines of €130,000 on landowners for rubbish left by others. In light of the increasing problem, it is time to review the penalties imposed on the perpetrators […]

Tipperary’s Top Shearer Going for Gold at 2011 Sheep and Wool Festival in Kilkenny‏

One of Tipperary’s top sheep shearers and wool handlers is going for gold in this year’s ‘2011 Sheep & Wool Festival’, a massive international event which runs on June 4 & 5 in Kilkenny and incorporates the Clik Pour On All Ireland & International Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships. John Quigley from Thurles in […]

Forestry Sector Has Potential to Generate Timber Sales of €50M Per Annum

Speaking at the opening of the IFA Farm Forestry Conference in Portlaoise this morning (Thurs), IFA President John Bryan said private sector timber production has the potential to increase to 1 million m3 per annum by 2018. Timber production from the private sector is currently at 200,000 m3. Forestry is now part of the general […]

Russian Ban of Brazilian Beef Plants Must Prompt Immediate Suspension of Mercosur Talks

IFA President John Bryan said the decision of the Russian authorities to ban Brazilian beef from 27 plants raises further serious questions about imports from South America, and he called for the immediate suspension of trade talks scheduled for next week between the EU and the Mercosur group. Following a two-week inspection of Brazilian meat-processing […]

AEOS 2 Scheme Must be Improved on to Maintain Interest – IFA

IFA Rural Development Chairman Tom Turley said the Agri-Environment Programme is in danger of disintegrating as a result of the watered down AEOS 2 scheme which the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has introduced.  “The Minister must restore the maximum payment of €5,000 for 10,000 farmers as this is the only way to ensure that […]

IFA Urges Farmers and Co-ops to Work Together to Avoid 2010/11 Superlevy Bill

With two days to go to the end of the 2010/11 milk quota year, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey today (Tues) urged all over quota dairy farmers and all co-ops, to work closely together in coming days to avoid the wasteful cost of superlevy for this year. He said he was determined to […]

IFA Urges Farmers to be Vigilant and Adhere to March Deadline for Burning Land & Hedges

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman Pat Hennessy has urged farmers to adhere to the restrictions on the cutting, burning or destruction of vegetation growing on uncultivated land or in hedges during the nesting and breeding season from tomorrow March 1st to August 31st. He said, “Although there are some exemptions to the restrictions for works carried […]

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 […]

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