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  • Irish Dairy Board | I C M S A
    on current market returns and there is clear evidence of this in the half yearly profits of our two PLC processors Firstly while powder prices may have weakened somewhat in early August they have improved in recent weeks and would not justify a reduction in the index Farmers now believe that the IDB s market performance is lagging the market and the Board need to clearly explain the basis for the reduction in product prices at this time Secondly we now have an index which totally clouds the returns being passed back to Co ops and doesn t provide the detail needed What products prices have fallen and by how much asked the Dairy Committee Chairman Processors know exactly on a per tonne basis what the IDB is returning but the IDB no longer informs farmers of these prices The index seems designed to cloud or obscure the issue of returns to Co ops and the IDB need to amend this index so that farmer suppliers get a true picture of the returns from the market place he continued Mr McCormack concluded by stating that the Irish Dairy Board need to review the price reductions made for August and speedily return to a system of providing actual returns to milk suppliers rather than a publishing a vague index the calculation of which has not been provided to milk suppliers Ends 9 September 2011 Pat McCormack 087 7608958 Chairman ICMSA Dairy Committee or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office Tagged with Irish Dairy Board purchasing price index Search the site ICMSA President John Comer Newsletter ICMSA Winter 2015 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn Newsletter 2015 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2015 ICMSA Winter 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Spring 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2013 Newsletter ICMSA Summer Newsletter 2013 ICMSA Newsletter Spring

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  • Noonan hears ICMSA proposals on family farm transfers : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    Mary Buckley ICMSA policy officer Minister Noonan Jackie Cahill President ICMSA An ICMSA delegation headed up by the association s President Jackie Cahill met Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last Thursday in Limerick Detailed discussions were held on the ICMSA pre Budget submission and the farmer delegation set out proposals on inter generational family farm transfers Given all the changes in Capital Taxes there was a danger that the transfer of a typical family farm would incur a tax liability that would effectively amount to a restoration of death duties I m pleased that the Minister full appreciated this point and also by the fact that he has an acute appreciation of the contribution being made by the agri food sector to the economy and was most insistent that this contribution must be built upon It was refreshing and reassuring to hear that the Minister and the Government are setting about the restoration of a sustainable productive economy not one built on speculation and that they intend doing that on a sector by sector basis A number of points were made to the Minister that emphasised ICMSA opposition to any proposed asset test for the purposes of Third Level grants

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  • Minister Michael Noonan | I C M S A
    Taxation Committee Willie Ryan Chairman ICMSA Taxation Committee Thomas Blackburn Secretary Limerick ICMSA Michael Lenihan Chairman Limerick ICMSA John Egan Limerick ICMSA Ciaran Dolan BL General Secretary ICMSA Front row Mary Buckley ICMSA policy officer Minister Noonan Jackie Cahill President ICMSA An ICMSA delegation headed up by the association s President Jackie Cahill met Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last Thursday in Limerick Continue reading Tagged with minister michael noonan farm transfer budget 2012 stamp duty capital taxes Search the site ICMSA President John Comer Newsletter ICMSA Winter 2015 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn Newsletter 2015 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2015 ICMSA Winter 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Spring 2014 Newsletter ICMSA Autumn 2013 Newsletter ICMSA Summer Newsletter 2013 ICMSA Newsletter Spring 2013 Presidents Speech AGM Read more Login Events Calendar January 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 All Press Releases 2015 December November October September August July June May April March February January 2014 December November October September August July June May April March February January 2013

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  • Action on Milk Quota Prices Required : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    now need clarity in this matter without much more delay Mr McCormack The ICMSA Dairy Chairperson also said that the demands for extra quota is coming from various categories of farmers including farmers who have long established plans for gradually building their quota over time and individuals who have made rapid increases in milk output in more recent times Against this background the management of our quota in the current year and policy and management for the remaining three quota years will be very important to ensure fair play for all farmers The vast majority of farmers would see not need for massive changes in quota redistribution and allocation rules Clearly the Minister and his Department have an obligation to take account of all legitimate claims to quota but in so doing this they should not make radical changes in order to accommodate one group at the expense of individual farmers who have been involved for some time in a gradual expansion of their herds and have an expectation that the quota rules will not be radically altered cautioned the ICMSA spokesman At the end of the day fair play for the majority of milk suppliers must be the principle

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/08/action-on-milk-quota-prices-required/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Milk Quota | I C M S A
    quota is coming from various categories of farmers including farmers who have long established plans for gradually building their quota over time and individuals who have made rapid increases in milk output in more recent times Against this background the management of our quota in the current year and policy and management for the remaining three quota years will be very important to ensure fair play for all farmers The vast majority of farmers would see not need for massive changes in quota redistribution and allocation rules Clearly the Minister and his Department have an obligation to take account of all legitimate claims to quota but in so doing this they should not make radical changes in order to accommodate one group at the expense of individual farmers who have been involved for some time in a gradual expansion of their herds and have an expectation that the quota rules will not be radically altered cautioned the ICMSA spokesman At the end of the day fair play for the majority of milk suppliers must be the principle underlying the milk quota rules up to April 2015 Like everything else a price can be reached for quota at which purchase doesn t make sense Farmers faced with difficult choices should do their own figures and consult their agricultural advisors on the best options open to them While ICMSA is not in the business of raising expectations that a solution will be found at European level the Association is strongly of the view that the Minister for Agriculture must continuously keep the matter of an increase in the butter fat adjustment figure to the fore so that we achieve all the relief measures possible at European level to ease the growing problem of lack of milk quota concluded Mr McCormack Ends 23

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  • Cahill says proposed code might 'finally put manners' on the giant retailers : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    the move and described it as a first step in addressing what he described as the chronic imbalance that had been permitted to develop in terms of retail margins to the disadvantage of food producers and consumers alike Mr Cahill said that if the Code was to function effectively then it must be underpinned by a sufficiently robust implementation regime and the clearest indicator of its effectiveness will be higher prices for primary producers without any corresponding impact on consumer prices The ICMSA President said the multiples have been taking a larger and larger slice of the consumer price for themselves and the Code must address the areas where retailers are abusing their dominant position at the expense of primary producers Finally Mr Cahill said that any such Code must be followed up by action at EU level as this problem is most certainly not unique to Ireland but exists at both EU and global levels He pointed out that given the export orientation of our agri food sector Irish primary producers are suffering disproportionately due to unfair retail practices in other EU countries and this makes the necessity for tackling the problem at EU level even more pressing All

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/07/cahill-say-s-proposed-code-might-finally-put-manners-on-the-giant-retailers/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Supply Contracts - 'Devil is in the Detail ' says Dolan : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    be on our guard that the contracts might not supply adequate protection for the rights of farmers generally and also that the contracts could be used to impose obligations on farmers and make substantial change in the normal terms and conditions of business There is one area in which a close study of the Terms and Conditions is especially vital and it is this up to this point where a co op has substantial spare capacity the issue of a formal contract will be marginal if it arises at all That looks likely to change radically and there will be a limitation on the amount that can be supplied by a farmer either by reference to current supply or to supply at a future date or indeed the quota on 31 March 2015 This has implications over the next four years for individuals who are currently substantially over quota in terms of their exposure to Superlevy liability Will they have a right to sell their current volume of milk after that date Will there be a capital contribution required or will the price be the same These are the major and practical issues which have been either not addressed at all or skimmed over in the euphoria in the possibility of a 4 0 per cent increase in milk output a strategy which has the new Minister as its latest recruit With regard to the principles which should govern this I make no apologies in saying that the starting place for further discussion should be current supplier plus their current quota with an appropriate percentage increase to reflect the current spare capacity of their co op Increasing processing capacity may be limited by availability and terms of capital It goes without saying that a substantial increase in milk output will

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  • Cahill 'puts down marker' against recoupled suckler payments : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    our negotiations at both EU and national level Specifically we see with no little regret attempts to fudge the critical issues and we have to conclude that if certain parties have their way then we re going to have the usual waffle with no genuine intention of getting down to the facts of the matter That isn t ICMSA s way and we re going to insist on everyone standing up and substantiating any arguments they make or imply On the crucial issue of the Single Farm Payment and based on the figures the first attack comes from the fact that value of the funding will be eroded over time because of inflation The second attack lies in the proposal to slice off up to 30 percent of the monies of the Single Farm Payment fund for the so called Greening in what amounts to a virtual REPS type obligation on farmers in addition to possible more stringent cross compliance observed Mr Cahill Furthermore with the attack on the historic basis of Single Farm Payments and a consequent move towards averaging of payments the third attack will arise where we could see a reduction in the SFPs paid to active farmers Those three attacks from Europe on the Single Farm Payment are being added to considerable by the growing demand coming from a small group of people inside and outside farming for a substantial recoupled payment for the suckler cow herds that is to be paid for by other farmers I will state clearly that ICMSA will not tolerate this concerted attack to reduce the Single Farm Payment and the Family Farm income of thousands of farmers who are actively involved in farming The Minister for Agriculture should be fully conscious that farmers will not subsidise an expansion in the

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