Major report on the strategic plan for the Irish Crops sector launched

The Teagasc Tillage Stakeholder Consultative Group and Minister Heydon has launched a key report, for the Irish Tillage sector entitled Crops 2030 – A strategic plan to deliver environmental and economic sustainability for the Irish Crops Sector. The report assesses the current state of the sector and provides 54 tangible recommendations. These collectively highlight how […]

Tillage Fund Welcome, But Farmers Need To See Full Details – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of a financial support scheme for farmers who lost crops in the 2016 harvest due to dire weather conditions. However, Joe Healy said the Department has to provide the full details of the scheme, “We would be concerned that the […]

Urgent Political Intervention Needed To Avert Collapse Of Tillage Sector

Ahead of the main harvest, IFA National Grain Chairman Liam Dunne has warned that grain farmers are facing a severe income drop this season of up to €100m due to a combination of poorer prices and much reduced yields.   Liam Dunne said without political intervention on a number of fronts, the tillage sector here […]