IFA President Joe Healy led a delegation to a meeting with the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe today (Thurs) to present IFA’s pre-Budget submission Supporting Farm Incomes – Underpinning Competitiveness.
IFA President Joe Healy impressed upon Minister Donohoe that Budget 2018 has to address the impact of Brexit on farming.
The IFA President also highlighted to the Minister the urgent need for the Government to seek EU support for farm level measures that will counteract the price drops being experienced arising directly from the sterling depreciation.
35 competitors from the North West will take part in the National Ploughing Championships this year.
The championships have a number of different categories to compete in, that are also broken down based on age and gender, such as; conventional ploughing, horse ploughing and loy digging.
There are 15 people from Donegal, 7 in Leitrim and 13 in Sligo who will be competiting a this years Championships.
The event is in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, and has 350 competitors from around the country taking part this year as well as seeing over 250 thousand people descend on the area for the most anticipated farming event in the country.