Irish Farmers’ Association

Multiple water meter charges ‘won’t be accepted’ by farmers

Multiple water meter charges ‘won’t be accepted’ by farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said it will not accept Irish Water charging farmers multiple water-meter tariffs if they...

April 6, 2022

Government criticised for lack of adequate action on fertiliser ‘crisis’

Government criticised for lack of adequate action on fertiliser ‘crisis’

The government must do more for farmers when it comes to the rising cost of inputs and the fertiliser crisis,...

March 15, 2022

IFA: ‘Sheep farmers must be allowed to use all lands to produce food’

IFA: ‘Sheep farmers must be allowed to use all lands to produce food’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that potential shortages in feed and fertiliser will have a severe impact on...

March 11, 2022

Greenway code to include goodwill payment for farmers

Greenway code to include goodwill payment for farmers

A new code of practice is “an important safeguard” for farmers whose land is included in greenway projects, according to...

December 17, 2021

IFA raised €6.3m in membership fees this year

IFA raised €6.3m in membership fees this year

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) saw a €700,000 increase in income from membership fees to €6.3 million this year, according...

December 15, 2021

‘Lamb prices as high as €6.60/kg for larger lots, as prices push on’

‘Lamb prices as high as €6.60/kg for larger lots, as prices push on’

Deals are being secured as high as €6.60/kg for larger lots of lambs, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said,...

October 20, 2021

Straw demand: Short spring crops, reduced winter crop area

Straw demand: Short spring crops, reduced winter crop area

Many orders for straw have been and are being made already according to reports from around the country. The drought...

June 9, 2020

3-crop rule lifted for 2020, with some conditions

3-crop rule lifted for 2020, with some conditions

The three-crop rule has been lifted for this season, albeit with some conditions attached for those seeking an exemption. According...

January 28, 2020

Potato prices: Remaining relatively firm

Potato prices: Remaining relatively firm

Potato sales are continuing firm and the main prices are holding. However, since the beginning of the month some prices...

January 26, 2020

No barley until deal is done…is Irish barley important enough?

No barley until deal is done…is Irish barley important enough?

Malting barley growers will not supply barley to Boortmalt until they are happy with a deal. That was the main...

March 20, 2019

Poll results: 89% care that ingredients are Irish; 77% would change brands

Poll results: 89% care that ingredients are Irish; 77% would change brands

89% of people care if Irish drinks are made from Irish ingredients and a whopping 77% would change brands if...

February 13, 2019

‘Take down the pictures of Irish farms in Guinness’ – malt meeting

‘Take down the pictures of Irish farms in Guinness’ – malt meeting

Farmers were angry at the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) malting barley meeting on last night (Monday, February 11). They exclaimed...

February 12, 2019

Malting growers will not accept offer of €190/t from Boortmalt

Malting growers will not accept offer of €190/t from Boortmalt

Malting barley growers will not be signing up to any contract with Boortmalt until they are happy with a deal;...

February 11, 2019

Updated: Boortmalt makes an offer to farmers

Updated: Boortmalt makes an offer to farmers

Earlier today Boortmalt made an offer to growers. However, in the last few minutes a new offer has been made....

February 11, 2019

Malting barley meeting Monday to discuss progress

Malting barley meeting Monday to discuss progress

A meeting of malting barley growers will take place this Monday (February 11) to discuss the malting barley price deal...

February 8, 2019

‘€200/t minimum’ or they’ll be outside the gates of Guinness

‘€200/t minimum’ or they’ll be outside the gates of Guinness

Growers supplying Boortmalt want a minimum price of €200/t. It might seem like the same old broken record – malting...

February 5, 2019

Revealed: New malting price deal proposal between Boortmalt and IFA

Revealed: New malting price deal proposal between Boortmalt and IFA

A meeting of malting barley growers – who supply Boortmalt – is underway tonight (Monday, February 4) in Co. Carlow....

February 4, 2019

IFA to propose price deal to malting growers tonight

IFA to propose price deal to malting growers tonight

A meeting of malting barley growers will take place tonight (Monday, February 4) and all growers are welcome to attend....

February 4, 2019