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Changes at the top table as FCI elects new national chair
Peter Thomas Keaveney
The AGM of the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) was recently held online. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
15 May 2019 News
Farm vouchers to promote use of contractors' precision agriculture
The farm machinery industry and contractor interests across Europe have made a proposal to implement a voucher system to encourage smaller farmers to access precision agriculture technologies.
3 April 2019 News
Proposed slurry tanker type approval could see €10,000 price increase
A CEMA proposal wants slurry tankers re-classified as trailers under new machinery Type Approval proposals for all EU countries. This specification change could result in a significant price increase.
CEETTAR wants contractors included in CAP reform
CEETTAR, the European Organisation of Agricultural, Rural and Forestry Contractors, believes that contractors should be in included in reform of the CAP.
27 March 2019 Contracting
Listen: FCI Confex 2018 gets huge contractor support
Last week saw the inaugural FCI Confex take place, with a large crowd attending to hear speakers from both Ireland and abroad.
17 January 2018 News
Contractors welcome Cork declaration on rural development
The European organisation of agriculture, forestry and rural contractors has welcomed the new Cork declaration on rural development.
14 September 2016 News
Seasons get shorter as machines get more expensive
Van Dun contracting based in Flevoland, on one of Holland’s large polder areas, played host to this week’s CEETTAR European 2016 Contractor Congress.
3 July 2016 Contracting
FCI conference report - We have enough iron in agriculture
“We have enough iron in agriculture,” Klaus Pentzlin, president of the European contractor organisation CEETTAR told last weekend’s FCI contractor conference and exhibition.
15 March 2016
FCI urges Teagasc to row back on contractor charges advice
The Association of Farm Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has written to Teagasc director, Prof. Gerry Boyle about Teagasc advice being given to farmers, to lower the farm contractor rates in 2015.
15 April 2015 Contracting
FCI welcomes new Journal initiative
The Association of Farm Contractors of Ireland (FCI) has welcomed the initiative whereby the activities of the association will feature in a regular fortnightly column in the Irish Farmers Journal.
1 April 2015 News
FCI inaugurated with CEETTAR at show meeting
The Association of Farm Contractors in Ireland (FCI), will be inaugurated as the Irish member of CEETTAR at the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show.
28 January 2015
McHale Fusion 3 Plus scores in European show awards
McHale's new Fusion 3 Plus combination baler and wrapper with film-on-film technology has received a number of prestigious awards at farm machinery shows across Europe.
23 July 2014 Farm machinery