IFA warns farmers not to undervalue their timber crop

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has warned farmers not to undervalue their timber crop, with potential earnings at clearfell of up to €25,000 per hectare for Sitka spruce plantations. He said that although the majority of farmers are not…

IFA agree dates for farm payments with Department

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has said that following the agreement of dates for farm payments there can be no delays in the payment of more than €1.6bn to farmers in this most difficult year for the agricultural sector. At…

Farmers protest over lack of action on Flood Management plans

Hundreds of farmers are today (Tues) protesting outside the Civic Offices in Athlone to coincide with the OPW public consultation on the Shannon CFRAMS Flood Management Plan. Leading the protest, IFA President Joe Healy said farmers are very angry that…

Minister cannot rely on improving milk prices to relieve farmers’ cash flow

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary says that the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must show much greater urgency to introduce the IFA proposed low cost, flexible cash flow loans with built-in repayment breaks, as improving milk prices this…

Factory Prices have improved this week according to the IFA

The Irish Farmers Association are reporting that Factory Prices have improved this week for Lambs, Ewes and Cattle. IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey has said the lamb trade is stronger this week with factories paying €4.75 to €4.85…

IFA Telecom now offering fibre broadband to Members

IFA Telecom, part of the Member Services division of the IFA, announced today that they are offering high speed fibre broadband packages to it’s Members throughout rural Ireland. IFA Members can avail of home phone and fibre packages from €30…

Show your support for Farm Safety Week

Today, Monday July 4th, marks the start of the fourth annual Farm Safety Week, an initiative launched in 2013 aiming to cut the toll of accidents which continue to give agriculture the poorest record of any occupation in the Ireland…

Senator Maura Hopkins meets IFA delegation

Senator Maura Hopkins met with members of IFA on Tuesday last to discuss a wide range of issues including farm incomes, TAMS, new Sheep Scheme, nursing home support scheme national reserve for young farmers and access for farmers to low-cost…

IFA launch major campaign on Farm incomes

Urgent action is needed to address the deepening farm income crisis, IFA President Joe Healy said today at a briefing for TDs and Senators in Dublin. Today’s briefing is the start of a major IFA campaign to secure measures that…

IFA urges consumers to buy Irish Fruit

This week is National Strawberry Week 2016 and IFA President Joe Healy has urged consumers to support Irish fruit growers by buying Irish. The IFA President also called on retailers to recognise the investment made by Irish strawberry and fruit…

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