Updated: 24/03/15 : 07:42:20
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Seanad Public Consultation Committee to discuss farm safety

Fine Gael Senator for Sligo Leitrim Michael Comiskey and the party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture in the Seanad has today spoken about the importance of farm safety and the need for it to be highlighted.“I am delighted that the Seanad Public Consultation Committee is to meet with a large range of farming organisations today to discuss farm safety. Representations will be made by a many groups, encompassing various viewpoints, such [...]  Read More...

Updated: 24/03/15 : 08:49:40
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Swedish and Danish experts encourage co-op forestry initiatives

Co-operatives and Producer Organisations can make a major contribution to, and benefit strongly from, Ireland’s new multi-million Forestry Development Programme to 2020, a seminar organised by ICOS heard.   Over 20 delegates including co-operatives, advisory services, and academic interests listened to Swedish and Danish forestry experts on the major potential for additional income to family owned forestry and renewable energy projects [...]  Read More...

Updated: 19/03/15 : 16:08:49
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Extension of basic payment application to June

IFA President Eddie Downey said that the closing date for the 2015 EU Basic Payment application (Area based schemes) can be extended to June. He said this would provide necessary breathing space for farmers and advisors, but it cannot result in any delay in payments later in the year. Eddie Downey said the extension in the application deadline from May 15th to June will also help to maximise GLAS applications.The IFA President [...]  Read More...

Updated: 19/03/15 : 16:10:47
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Ireland can build on global salmon farming success

A new report published at the largest seafood show in the Americas describes in detail the positive socio-economic impact of salmon farming worldwide.The International Salmon Farmers’ Association has published the first report of scientifically supported facts showing the sector’s global employment, environment and food contribution. Specific case studies include Clare Island sea-farm – the world’s longest-established organically [...]  Read More...

Updated: 19/03/15 : 16:12:43
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IFA reaction to Glanbia proposals

IFA President Eddie Downey has said that the proposals from Glanbia for a share spin out and the creation of a support fund for co-op members provides a potentially useful funding option for farmers, and an opportunity to take advantage of the current strong market value of Glanbia plc. Eddie Downey said, “With the abolition of milk quota, many farmers are expanding, with a requirement for significant on-farm investment. In addition, [...]  Read More...