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The President of ICMSA, has said that the farming and rural community will certainly judge the Government’s commitment to rural Ireland by its policy on building new homes. Amongst other factors the attitude displayed in the National Planning Framework 2040 towards the building of new family homes in rural areas is…

The ICMSA is calling for an extension of the deadline for submission of records in relation to the Nitrates directive. Abut 40% of Cross-Compliance penalties relate to farmers exceeding the organic Nitrates limit. Under the Nitrates Regulations, farmers are obliged to ensure that the total amount of Nitrogen from organic…

There is still no recognition by the Department of Agriculture that farmers in the North West are in a fodder crisis. That’s according to the Irish Creamery and Milk Suppliers Association were one of the farming organisations that attended today’s meeting of the new Fodder Action group set up by…

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Associations has spoken out about the decision on ‘British Only’ beef policy by UK supermarket giant, Co-op John Comer, President of the ICMSA, said that it was ‘clumsy and unfeasible’ to introduce such a policy. Mr Comer believes that ‘everyone – including supermarket chains –…

Local farmers are being urged to submit their claim forms on the EU Milk Reduction Scheme before the closing date on February 3rd. The Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee Gerald Quain is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine and the Co-ops to ensure that the payments due…