Budget 2023: farm leaders have their say
Barry Murphy
Farm organisation leaders gave their views on the measures announced for farmers this week in Budget 2023.
28 September 2022 News
Exempt farm environmental improvements from Mica levy – ICMSA
The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association said Government needs to “get their policy ducks in a row” when it comes to on-farm environmental improvements.
18 September 2022 News
ICSA calls for yellow card system to accompany proposed tagging fines
The Department of Agriculture has proposed the introduction of fixed penalty notices from January 2023 for serious breaches of animal identification rules.
Nitrates derogation at risk due to water quality trends – Department
The Department of Housing’s principal adviser for water discussed Ireland’s nitrates derogation with TDs and senators.
16 September 2022 News
Farm organisations respond to animals transport welfare recommendations
Farm organisations have responded to recommendations from the European Food Safety Authority which question the welfare of dairy cull cows and calves during transport.
14 September 2022 News
Nitrates being used to secure climate change reductions – ICMSA
The farm body warned that changes to the Nitrates Derogation could result in a 25% reduction in cow numbers on some farms.
14 September 2022 News
ICMSA wants Eircode rolled out for all land parcels
The ICMSA has said it would be beneficial for all land parcels to have an Eircode to assist emergency services responding to farm incidents.
2 September 2022 News
Flexibility needed in new ACRES scheme
Farmers in low-income sectors go into these schemes and they form a huge part of their family farm income, the IFA has said.
31 August 2022 Schemes
Less income tax, more ACRES places needed in Budget 2023 – ICMSA
The ICMSA has sought decreases in the income taxes farmers pay to improve on-farm investment and ease pressure on farm incomes.
30 August 2022 News
Govt has 'double standards' on data centres and dairy - ICMSA
The dairy farmer group issued a warning to Government TDs on their prospects of re-election after pursuing "anti-farming" policies.
25 August 2022 News
Increase prices or be left without winter milk - ICMSA
The ICMSA has warned processors that winter milk producers will switch to 100% spring block calving if milk prices do not keep pace with rising input costs.
24 August 2022 News
Minister Hackett on a 'cross-country gallop' - ICMSA
Politicians throwing out ideas on emissions lowering and possible income streams are doing more harm than good, according to the ICMSA.
18 August 2022 News