Payments in excess of €160m have been announced under the 2017 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has confirmed that payments have commenced this week to more than 75,000 farmers.
At this year's National Ploughing Championships, Dairymaster will be providing information about energy-efficient milk cooling technology that it says can save the industry €171m over the next 10 years.
Speaking on the second day of the National Ploughing Championships, IFA President Joe Healy said the Food Wise 2025 road map for the sector sets ambitious targets for exports and employment. However, there isn’t enough emphasis on a fair return for farmers.