IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has described the decision by the Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and Environment Minister Phil Hogan to relax measures in the nitrates regulations as an important support to farmers who are trying to avoid a further fodder shortage again this coming autumn and winter.
Recognising the very difficult conditions currently faced by dairy farmers, Lakeland Dairies has increased its milk price by 1.72 cents per litre to 37 cents per litre, including lactose bonus and the IDB hardship payment.
Windfarms in the midlands could lead to major job creation , according to several speakers at a wind energy conference in Tullamore last week.
THE IFA looks on windfarms as an economic benefit and is focussed on securing the best possible deal for farmers, the Energy Bridge Conference in Tullamore was told last week.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has unveiled details of Government support for Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited (GIIL) which the company announced will create over 1600 direct and indirect jobs and contribute an estimated €400 million pa to the economy - with particular benefit to farm families and rural communities.
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