Major report on the strategic plan for the Irish Crops sector launched

The Teagasc Tillage Stakeholder Consultative Group and Minister Heydon has launched a key report, for the Irish Tillage sector entitled Crops 2030 – A strategic plan to deliver environmental and economic sustainability for the Irish Crops Sector. The report assesses the current state of the sector and provides 54 tangible recommendations. These collectively highlight how […]

IFA Grain Committee Occupy Agriculture House Over Tillage Fund

Members of the IFA Grain Committee are occupying the Department of Agriculture in Kildare St this evening, seeking the full details of the tillage scheme and an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed. IFA wants to discuss elements of the scheme, which have been reported in the media, and which would not be acceptable to […]

Tillage Fund Welcome, But Farmers Need To See Full Details – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of a financial support scheme for farmers who lost crops in the 2016 harvest due to dire weather conditions. However, Joe Healy said the Department has to provide the full details of the scheme, “We would be concerned that the […]

Urgent Political Intervention Needed To Avert Collapse Of Tillage Sector

Ahead of the main harvest, IFA National Grain Chairman Liam Dunne has warned that grain farmers are facing a severe income drop this season of up to €100m due to a combination of poorer prices and much reduced yields.   Liam Dunne said without political intervention on a number of fronts, the tillage sector here […]

Grain price recovery critical for the survival of the tillage sector

With the main harvest of spring barley, wheat and oats totalling 225,000 hectares due to commence in the next ten days, IFA President John Bryan said that a sustained recovery in grain prices is necessary if tillage farming is to survive in this country. The quality of the winter barley crop of 28,000 hectares is […]

Returning to Profitability Tillage Production Conference in Thurles

IFA will hold a major tillage conference on the theme of Returning to Profitability Tillage Production next Thursday June 17th at 7.00pm in the Anner Hotel, Thurles. The conference is designed to guide tillage farmers and help them make the most of existing and new market opportunities. IFA Grain Committee Chairman Noel Delany said “IFA’s […]