IFA President Eddie Downey has said that the opening of new markets for Irish beef and dairy products was a critical job of work for the government.
IFA deputy president and countryside spokesperson, Tim O'Leary, has called on the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, to increase penalties and fines for illegal dumping in the countryside.
Bord Bia along with the Irish Potato Federation will facilitate business between the three Irish companies and international buyers at the Ireland Origin Green pavilion at this year's Fruit Logistica. Fruit Logistica begins today in Berlin and is the world`s leading trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry, attracting in excess of 60,000 visitors from over 140 countries.
Representatives from Bord Bia, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) and Positive Farmers will appear before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine tomorrow as it continues a series of hearings on potential difficulties and price volatility facing the dairy industry in the coming year.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, is speaking at a number of events in New York today on the first stop on a promotional tour to mark the launch of Irish beef in the US.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, chaired the first meeting of the Beef Roundtable, this week.
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has been asked to save the south western shellfish sector, which is in severe crisis, according to the Irish Shellfish Association (ISA).