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The president of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association Vincent Roddy has welcomed the commitment given by Agriculture Minister and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue to direct 25% of Pillar 1 payments towards the Eco-scheme. Roddy said the commitment was given at a meeting held by the association in Donegal…

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association is claiming land designations are now a real threat to rural communities. It follows the successful challenge by Friends of the Irish Environment to halt works on a flood relief scheme to protect houses in the Lough Funshinagh area of Roscommon. Now, the…

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association have called on the Minister and his officials to redraft the proposed Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme, which they maintain discriminates against suckler farmers. Spokesperson Brendan Joyce, outlined how the INHFA had through the CAP consultative process sought direct support for the suckler sector…

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has hardened its position in relation to its dispute with the Beef Market Taskforce (BMT) forum because of the non-delivery to date on the commitment to develop a suckler brand. The Association’s President, Colm O’Donnell, from Kilmactigue in County Sligo, said that…

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association is welcoming the timely announcement of another fodder support payment for farmers. It’s the second such support announced for the sector this year. Minister Michael Creed approved over €4.2m for the fodder support scheme yesterday. It will be administered through the Co-ops and…