IFA Reiterates Call For A Full Ban On Brazilian Meat

IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough.   Joe Healy said it is not credible for the EU’s policy on equivalence of standards if […]

Yara Ripping Off Farmers With Fertiliser Price Hikes – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy has accused European fertiliser manufacturers of ripping off farrners by jacking up prices since the beginning of the season.   Speaking at a protest at the Yara depot in Ringaskiddy in Cork, Joe Healy said, “Yara, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers, has hit farmers with seven price increases since last June. […]

Agri-Cashflow Loans Must Be Delivered In January – Joe Healy

IFA President Joe Healy has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, making it clear that there can be no delays in the delivery of the low cost agri-cashflow loans, and that they must be available to farmers in January.   Joe Healy said, “It is critically important that the agri-cashflow loans are available […]

IFA Calls On Factories To Reverse Beef Price Cuts

IFA President Joe Healy has called on the meat factories to reverse the beef price cuts and restore some level of confidence to producers. He said that based on the market returns from the UK, it is clear the factories could easily reverse some of the price cuts of recent weeks and increase returns to […]

Strong Message From IFA To Support Farm Income In Budget ’17

Addressing Oireachtas members in Dublin as part of IFA’s pre-Budget campaign, IFA President Joe Healy said next month’s Budget is a major test of the Government’s commitment to farm families who are under serious income pressure after a year of low product and dreadful weather conditions.   IFA officers who met TDs & Senators also […]

Proposed ABP/Slaney Meats Deal Is Likely To Weaken Competition – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said an independent report commissioned by the IFA on the proposed ABP/Slaney meats deal raises serious competition issues for farmers which must be addressed by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). He was speaking at the launch of the report prepared by Dr […]

IFA Impresses On Minister Canney Need For Action On Flooding

At a meeting with OPW Minister Sean Canney, IFA President Joe Healy said farmers have an expectation that significant efforts will be made to alleviate flooding, which has become more frequent in recent times.   Joe Healy said the consultation on the recently published Draft Shannon CFRAM is an opportunity to put in place measures […]

Irish Salads Market Valued At €45m At Farm Gate

IFA President Joe Healy has called on retailers to recognise the investment made by salad growers in this country, by ensuring that their produce is seen on retail shelves as a premium quality product and not used as a loss leader in retail wars.   Marking the inaugural National Summer Salads Week in conjunction with […]

Charge On Farm Assets Must Be Reduced – IFA

IFA President, Joe Healy and Farm Family & Social Affairs Chairperson, Maura Canning this week met with Simon Harris, Minister for Health and Helen Mc Entee, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People to call for the charge on productive assets in the Fair Deal Scheme to be reduced to reflect ability to […]

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