Glanbia Ireland (GI) will pay a base milk price for August of 28 cpl including VAT, for manufacturing milk at 3.6% fat and 3.3% protein. This is a reduction of 1 cpl from the July base price. The Board of Glanbia Co-op has decided to continue to make a support payment to Members of 0.5 cpl including VAT for August milk supplies.
The Association of Farm Contractors in Ireland (FCI), the national association representing Agricultural/Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland, in its 2020 Pre-Budget Submission has given the Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure, Mr. Paschal Donohoe, TD, a 10-point set of proposals that are intrinsically linked with the issues of taxation, the implications of a no-deal Brexit on the agricultural economy and the continuing Black Economy within the sector.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, chaired the 23rd meeting of the Food Wise High Level Implementation Committee (HLIC) this week, which discussed Brexit preparedness, the implications of a no-Deal Brexit for the seafood sector, and the findings of the Food Wise Innovation team and the Agri-Food Strategy to 2030.