Minister Must Reject EU-Mercosur Offer At Farm Council Meeting – IFA

IFA National Chairman, Jer Bergin, has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to reject outright the draft offer from the EU for increased imports from the Mercosur countries.   He said, “At the EU Farm Council meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, Minister Coveney must reject outright any exchange of offers. He must make […]

Minister Must Secure 70% Single Farm Payment Advance as Impact of Weather DEEPENS – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to secure a 70% advance on the Single Farm Payment from October 16ththis year, in response to the deteriorating weather and the income difficulties on farms. “The situation is worsening every day the bad weather continues, and the losses incurred in recent […]

IFA President Holds Discussions with Minister Coveney in Brussels on Cap Reform

IFA President John Bryan will meet the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and his officials in Brussels today, as the negotiations on CAP post-2013 step up. The Minister is attending a meeting of the Farm Council.   John Bryan said the key issue for Irish farmers is securing a fully-funded CAP Budget for both Pillar […]