Ploughing Championship brochure launched

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The National Ploughing Association (NPA) and Bank of Ireland (BoI) have launched a promotional brochure giving details of the upcoming 85th National Ploughing Championships taking place from September 20-22 in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. The brochure is available in BoI's 280 nationwide branches.

Global Food Summit commences in Dublin

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 The Inaugural IUFoST Global Food Summit – Global Strategies for Sustainability of Future Food Systems, has commenced in the RDS, Dublin. It is taking place in conjunction with the 18th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology.

IFA protests over lack of action on flooding

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An Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) protest is taking place today in Athlone in response to what it perceives as a lack of action over flooding. The protest coincides with an Office of Public Works (OPW) public consulation on the Shannon CFRAMS flood management plan.

IFA and ABP in levy disagreement

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ABP suspend automatic levies.

 

Following ABP's decision to halt the automatic collection of levies from farmers, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president Joe Healy has instructed ABP to suspend the collection of the levy on behalf of IFA, with immediate effect.