Agri Politics

TAMS: ‘Faster response to rising building costs needed’

TAMS: ‘Faster response to rising building costs needed’

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is “not responding quickly enough” to rising building costs, especially steel, the...

April 13, 2021

Cork TD urges €10,000 base payment in agri-environment pilot scheme

Cork TD urges €10,000 base payment in agri-environment pilot scheme

A Cork south west TD is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) to retool its...

April 13, 2021

New research on deer link ‘must inform TB strategy going forward’

New research on deer link ‘must inform TB strategy going forward’

New research confirming the link between Sika deer and the spread of bovine TB “must inform the TB eradication strategy...

April 13, 2021

TD: ‘Brexit adds €500 to cost of every truck leaving Ireland’

TD: ‘Brexit adds €500 to cost of every truck leaving Ireland’

Every truck leaving the country since Brexit is costing the haulier an extra €500, according to independent TD for Limerick...

April 13, 2021

Brexit fund ‘cash grab’ attempt ‘goes against EU solidarity’ – MEP

Brexit fund ‘cash grab’ attempt ‘goes against EU solidarity’ – MEP

Moves by some EU member states to alter the calculation method for allocating the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve is...

April 13, 2021

Pringle: Proposal on peat soils ‘could have serious impact on CAP payments’

Pringle: Proposal on peat soils ‘could have serious impact on CAP payments’

Government must push for a European Council of Ministers proposal on management of peat soils to be withdrawn, according to...

April 12, 2021

Macra Skillnet manager to depart for pastures new

Macra Skillnet manager to depart for pastures new

A senior manager of Macra Agricultural Skillnet, which is under the umbrella of young farmers’ association Macra na Feirme is...

April 9, 2021

‘Most base milk prices for March should be above 34c/L’

‘Most base milk prices for March should be above 34c/L’

Milk processors and co-ops should ensure that base milk prices for March supplies should be above 34c/L including VAT, according...

April 9, 2021

‘Farmers understand withdrawal periods’: IFA hits back at vet med claims

‘Farmers understand withdrawal periods’: IFA hits back at vet med claims

Irish farmers’ use of veterinary medicines are of the highest standards and they have an understanding of ‘withdrawal periods’ –...

April 9, 2021

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

The new Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 – the successor to Food Wise 2025 – will see an increased focus on...

April 8, 2021

Beef prices ‘continue to edge upwards – but not closing gap’

Beef prices ‘continue to edge upwards – but not closing gap’

Beef prices are continuing to “edge upwards”, but are not closing the gap with the Prime Export Benchmark price, according...

April 8, 2021

Macra president-elect: ‘It’s about members first and foremost’

Macra president-elect: ‘It’s about members first and foremost’

The Macra na Feirme presidential election count took place yesterday (Wednesday, April 7) in Dublin, and saw John Keane emerge...

April 8, 2021

Farmers ‘want adequate safeguards’ in any Kerry joint venture

Farmers ‘want adequate safeguards’ in any Kerry joint venture

Dairy farmers will want “adequate safeguards to make sure all their milk will be collected, processed and well paid for”...

April 8, 2021

Irish farmers ‘working to the highest standards’ when using antibiotics

Irish farmers ‘working to the highest standards’ when using antibiotics

The idea that farmers “do not understand or ignore withdrawal periods when using antibiotics to treat livestock” has been dismissed...

April 8, 2021

Houlihan elected Macra Munster vice-president

Houlihan elected Macra Munster vice-president

Elaine Houlihan has been elected the next Macra na Feirme Munster vice-president, beating stiff competition from Áine McCarthy. The total...

April 7, 2021

John Keane elected president of Macra na Feirme

John Keane elected president of Macra na Feirme

John Keane has been elected as the next president of Macra na Feirme, after the counting of ballots at the...

April 7, 2021

Delay in Glanbia Belview plant will ‘cost rural Ireland’ – Cahill

Delay in Glanbia Belview plant will ‘cost rural Ireland’ – Cahill

The chairperson of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee has hit out at An Taisce for what he views as a “cynical...

April 7, 2021

Ballot papers issued in IFA committees election

Ballot papers issued in IFA committees election

The election of chairperson of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Dairy Committee and the role of vice-chair of the...

April 7, 2021