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The IFA chairperson in Sligo has urged all farmers to partake in a new online environmental survey that is currently being conducted by the Department of Agriculture The survey is looking for framers views and input into the programme which some are describing as the new Reps scheme ahead of…

IFA President Tim Cullinan will address the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee today and the Joint Oireachtas Agriculture Committee on Tuesday, on the Brexit talks. The IFA President has urged Michel Barnier and his team to pursue an outcome that retains the closest possible trading relationship with the UK. Tim Cullinan…

It’s emerged that more than €112 million in grant aid was provided under TAMS II – Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme, the majority of these provided at 60% grant aid. This demonstrates the level of investment by young farmers on their farms since 2015. This means young farmers have spent…

Livestock mart operators and the main farm union want the ban on buyers coming to buy animals in person lifted urgently. It’s after the app used to arrange video sales at 15 marts across Ireland crashed leaving farmers to take thousands of animals home. The IFA says it’s causing “major…

The IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe has welcomed that announcement by Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue that €185m of ANC payments will be made to 86,000 farmers over the coming days. Speaking in relation to the funding, Mr Rush said that the payment is a vital support to farmers whose incomes…