farm support

Fears of western farm exodus if proper supports aren’t allocated

Fears of western farm exodus if proper supports aren’t allocated

Concerns have been raised of an eventual but inevitable farming exodus along the western coasts and hill areas if supports...

July 22, 2021

Industry reveals radical plans for NI’s new suckler and sheep support

Industry reveals radical plans for NI’s new suckler and sheep support

Radical proposals for future farm support for sheep and suckler farmers have been put forward by Northern Ireland’s farming industry....

July 7, 2021

UFU warns future UK farm support must not push nations to ‘try to outdo each other’

UFU warns future UK farm support must not push nations to ‘try to outdo each other’

New plans for UK farm subsidies must not push nations to “try to outdo each other”, the Ulster Farmers’ Union...

April 9, 2021

Land use and farm supports top of agenda in meeting between Hackett and ICSA

Land use and farm supports top of agenda in meeting between Hackett and ICSA

Land use and biodiversity were the key topics of discussion during a meeting between the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’...

February 10, 2021

‘Agriculture must produce more food’ – former NFU president

‘Agriculture must produce more food’ – former NFU president

Former National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and World Farming Organisation (WFO) president Peter Kendall believes that agriculture’s direct response to the...

December 18, 2020

Minister: €879 million in farm supports allocated for 2021

Minister: €879 million in farm supports allocated for 2021

Budget 2021 has provided for continued farm supports of €879 million in 2021, including more than €628 million for the...

October 15, 2020

Details of €50 million Beef Finishers Payment revealed

Details of €50 million Beef Finishers Payment revealed

Details of the Beef Finishers Payment (BFP) have been revealed by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Dara Calleary....

August 5, 2020

Farmers ‘must be supported by government’ to prevent work accidents

Farmers ‘must be supported by government’ to prevent work accidents

Farmers need to be supported by the government to help prevent workplace accidents, according to Social Democrats spokesperson on agriculture...

July 21, 2020

EU measures ‘do not go far enough’ to support farmers

EU measures ‘do not go far enough’ to support farmers

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed “must engage with his European counterparts to secure a better deal”...

April 24, 2020

Supports and direct income aid ‘needed to address beef price collapse’

Supports and direct income aid ‘needed to address beef price collapse’

An “intensive lobbying campaign” is being driven by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to get authorities to address the collapse...

April 21, 2020

Calls made for ‘urgent EU and Government assistance’ for farmers

Calls made for ‘urgent EU and Government assistance’ for farmers

Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine Michael Creed has been called on by Fianna Fáil’s deputy Brendan Smith to urgently...

April 20, 2020

Delay in EU action ‘puts at risk food security…and future of sector’

Delay in EU action ‘puts at risk food security…and future of sector’

The lack of response from the EU regarding supports for the European agri-food sector has been labelled “inconceivable” by the...

April 7, 2020

Covid-19: EU to take ‘several new measures’ to support farmers

Covid-19: EU to take ‘several new measures’ to support farmers

The European Commission will increase advances of direct payments and “simplify certain administrative requirements for farmers” as part of new...

April 6, 2020

Farmer supports promised as EU launches €100 billion SURE instrument

Farmer supports promised as EU launches €100 billion SURE instrument

The European Commission has pledged to mobilise all of its resources to protect lives and livelihoods as Covid-19 continues to...

April 2, 2020

IFA makes dual submission for farm supports due to Covid-19

IFA makes dual submission for farm supports due to Covid-19

A submission has been sent by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to both the Government and the European Commission in...

March 31, 2020

Conditions for Brexit beef fund revealed by department

Conditions for Brexit beef fund revealed by department

A number of conditions for farmers seeking to avail of funding from the €100 million Brexit beef package have been...

June 21, 2019

IFA underlines 6 beef fund principles for ‘farmers who need it most’

IFA underlines 6 beef fund principles for ‘farmers who need it most’

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must ensure beef package funding is paid out to the farmers who have incurred the...

June 21, 2019

Scottish minister demands equal Brexit beef package

Scottish minister demands equal Brexit beef package

Rachel Martin and Sylvester Phelan The Scottish Rural Affairs Minister has called for the UK government to demand that the...

June 20, 2019