Ministers ‘contradicting each other’ on rewetting
Amy Forde
ICMSA president Pat McCormack has hit out at Government ministers on rewetting commentary.
31 May 2023 News
World Milk Day: ICMSA urges people to raise a glass of milk for farmers
ICMSA acknowledges the pivotal role milk plays in rural communities in light of World Milk Day.
24 May 2023 News
Milk price top-ups level 2022 milk price payout
The annual reports have been published, the final milk price top-ups have been announced so a tally of one of the best average milk price years ever can finally be completed.
An Taisce seeks more time to prepare for nitrates challenge
The first hearing of An Taisce’s nitrates case will now instead take place in mid-June with a substantive hearing now unlikely before the autumn, a spokesperson said.
17 May 2023 News
Grain growers slam dairy farmer tax break concerns
A row has emerged between dairy farmers and grain growers over proposals to bring in land leasing tax breaks which would benefit the tillage sector.
17 May 2023 News
TD views on rewetting: ‘unfair to expect farmers to just lie down’
Farmer testimonials in Leinster House united rural politicians in their calls for greater consultation and analysis on the implications of rewetting proposals.
17 May 2023 News
ICMSA warn against changing land-leasing tax breaks
Targeting land-leasing tax breaks towards tillage farmers will have serious negative consequences for smaller dairy farmers, ICMSA claimed.
14 May 2023 News
Tensions flare amid push to double rewetting targets
A move which could increase the area of farmland to be rewet in Ireland has received criticism from Irish politicians and farmers alike.
10 May 2023 News
Farmers seek investigation into fertiliser prices
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has received two complaints alleging anti-competitive behaviour in the fertiliser sector.
3 May 2023 News
ICMSA warns farmers of fast-approaching dairy beef scheme closing date
The scheme should be looked on as a "valuable asset and option" for dairy farmers.
27 April 2023 News
'Excessive’ fertiliser profits continue - IFA
Irish fertiliser prices continue to trend ahead of that in other markets, warn farm leaders. Barry Murphy and Rachel Donovan report.
26 April 2023 News
ICMSA ‘warmly welcomes’ EU ban on food commodities from deforestation
ICMSA president Pat McCormack said that the law governing beef, soy, coffee and other commodities was "absolutely required".
20 April 2023 News