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  • ICMSA calls for a further extension to Slurry Spreading period | I C M S A
    land that has not dried out sufficiently to allow for spreading of slurry He stated that flexibility on spreading dates is crucial in areas where land has been severely waterlogged over the past few months and that the large numbers of individuals concerned must not be tied by dates which take no account of the realities of farming in their areas and the atrocious weather in the past few months Many animals had to be taken in during the terrible summer and largely kept in and with all stock inside now this is adding to the pressure on slurry storage systems The Minister must acknowledge the extreme conditions on farms and must further extend the slurry spreading period this winter in a way that allows this vital work to be done ICMSA told him as much when we met him in Kerry recently We simply must move past this outdated notion of arbitrary dates in a calendar that take no account of real conditions and work schedules In a situation where farmers still have not spread their slurry because they cannot due to record levels of rainfall then the Minister must look at the situation acknowledge that fact and extend the spreading period again said Mr Rohan Ends 19 October 2012 Patrick Rohan 087 6253506 Chairman ICMSA Farm Services Environment Committee Comer says BAI row back on cheese advertising ban a triumph of common sense and good science ICMSA presents pre Budget Submission to Ministers Noonan and Howlin 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

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/10/icmsa-calls-for-a-further-extension-to-slurry-spreading-period/ (2016-01-06)
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  • Comer says BAI row-back on cheese advertising ban "a triumph of common sense and good science" | I C M S A
    proposal and that the sector could now go forward to market Irish cheese as the healthy option for families it undoubtedly is The Irish dairy sector is leading the export drive that is the only feasible way to restore our national finances to health The self inflicted damage that would have been caused had this ban on advertising cheese been introduced would have been severe and really unforgivable and worst of all it would have been factually and scientifically incorrect We now have solid domestic marketing and advertising platform to proceed from and that s down to the good sense the BAI have demonstrated here said Mr Comer Ends 12 October 2012 John Comer 087 2057846 President ICMSA or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office Comer says French German commitment to no cuts in CAP budget must be built upon ICMSA calls for a further extension to Slurry Spreading period 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

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/10/comer-says-bai-row-back-on-cheese-advertising-ban-a-triumph-of-common-sense-and-good-science/ (2016-01-06)
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  • Comer says French-German commitment to 'no cuts in CAP budget' must be built upon | I C M S A
    time The national allocation is absolutely critical and it is essential that there is a co ordinated effort by all Ministers between now and the end of the year to secure at the very minimum the existing CAP budget allocated toIreland Following the budget the key issues that need to be addressed are the flattening of the payment greening the base year the definition of an active farmer measures to address price volatility and the availability of an agri environment scheme and on farm investment schemes under Pillar 2 said Mr Comer Following the meeting with the Department Mr Comer noted that major concerns exist for farmers and unless issues specific toIrelandare addressed the payments to active farmers could be severely slashed He said that the package of proposals being put forward by the Department would certainly address many of ICMSA concerns but all the elements will have to be delivered to ensure losses to active farmers are minimised In this regard ICMSA would have particular concerns in relation to the base year and the targeting of payments to active farmers A future base year will not support active farmers and that s whyIrelandmust continue to push from a retrospective base year or alternatively some mechanism to ensure that active farmers will not lose payments as a result of a future base year In relation to the targeting of payments to active farmers it appears that the EU Commission definition is designed not to exclude anybody from qualification for payment and so will again diminish the pot for those people who are endeavouring to make a living from farming Payments must be targeted at active farmers and the Minister must secure changes to allow this to happen said Mr Comer Ends 16 October 2012 John Comer 087 2057846 President ICMSA

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/10/comer-says-french-german-commitment-to-no-cuts-in-cap-budget-must-be-built-upon/ (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA wants terms and conditions of new AEOS schemes published immediately | I C M S A
    ensure the payment of REPS as soon as possible ICMSA believes that the new scheme must be simplified and stated that many farmers are experiencing difficulties with payments from the current schemes due to complications with receipts He continued by saying that ICMSA is extremely disappointed with the level of payments in the existing AEOS scheme and the Association believes that AEOS will not prove to be a suitable replacement for REPS for the many thousands of farmers who were in REPS for many years and who are committed to environmental farm practices Ends 10 October 2012 Patrick Rohan 087 6253506 Chairman ICMSA Farm Services Environment Committee or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA point to legitimate security considerations around publication of Single Farm Payment details Comer says French German commitment to no cuts in CAP budget must be built upon 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

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/10/icmsa-wants-terms-and-conditions-of-new-aeos-schemes-published-immediately/ (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA point to "legitimate security considerations" around publication of Single Farm Payment details | I C M S A
    s plan to publish the details of Single Farm Payment ICMSA would make the same point today we made back in 2009 before the legal challenge by German farmers stymied the Commissions plans at that stage There simply has to be some acknowledgement of the security considerations of the farmers concerned ICMSA has no issue with someone going into a Department of Agriculture Office or a Teagasc office and outlining their reasons for knowing what farmer X received in his or her SFP But we have a major problem with a publicly accessible website that lists the name address and amount paid to individual farmers in an environment where more and more we see rural residents being targeted deliberately by criminal elements and all against a background of a programme to close rural Garda stations We do not think it s unreasonable to ask why certain people would want to know what some farmer living alone in a remote part of the country was receiving said Mr Comer That is ICMSA s point we re not being paranoid about the right of EU taxpayers to know what we received in our SFP For the most part Single Farm Payments are very modest and no more than a recognition of the money owed to farmers for producing excellent food affordably for the EU s population that was the rationale for the existence of the SFP So we don t object to the listing of the payments we merely want some degree of supervision of who is accessing that list and why they are accessing that list continued the ICMSA President I note in passing that Phil Prendergast s website is admirably detailed about her own salary and expenses and entitlements received as a member of the European parliament Her statement made

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/10/icmsa-point-to-legitimate-security-considerations-around-publication-of-single-farm-payment-details/ (2016-01-06)
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  • Suppliers losing patience as some Co-ops continue to lag on milk price – ICMSA call for 32 c/l "at least" | I C M S A
    in particular feed and fertiliser and the reductions in milk price since the start of 2012 There has been a continued improvement in dairy product prices particular ly since July and it is about time that Co op boards passed these improvements back in full to farmers observed Mr McCormack who is also Chairman of the Dairy Committee While we welcom e the decision of Glanbia to raise its September milk price by one cent per litre it is our firm view that there is more to be returned to farmers and we re particular ly determined that those Co ops who failed to increase the August milk price must take immediate action and raise the price for September Farmers will be watching the Connacht Gold Dairygold and Kerry situation s in this regard and are legitimately expecting a positive movement in milk price In relation to Kerry suppliers are expecting Kerry to deliver on its commitment in relation to paying the leading milk price and an immediate milk price increase and honouring their commitment to a thirt eenth payment would provide a boost to farmer confidence in the current difficult period A price of at least 32 cents per litre is completely justified and all Co op boards must immediately deliver this to its suppliers Dairy farmers are losing patience said the Deputy President Ends 28 September 2012 Pat McCormack 087 7608958 Deputy President ICMSA Or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA call on Glanbia to suspend Seasonality Penalties for 2012 ICMSA point to legitimate security considerations around publication of Single Farm Payment details 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

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/09/suppliers-losing-patience-as-some-co-ops-continue-to-lag-on-milk-price-icmsa-call-for-32-cl-at-least/ (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA call on Glanbia to suspend Seasonality Penalties for 2012 | I C M S A
    of much winter fodder is poor It was unfair and unworkable to suggest that farmers be forced to produce milk later this year simply to meet required percentages set down by Glanbia to avoid seasonality penalties ICMSA is being contacted by farmers from all over the Glanbia catchment area who very concerned that they could be facing fines running into thousand of euros unless they continue to milk later into the year beyond their normal drying off date They face the threat of having to produce milk unprofitably simply to avoid penalties Farmers simply have enough on their plate at present dealing with weather problems reduced product prices and escalating costs and Glanbia need to recognise the reality of 2012 and allow farmers to plan milk production for the rest of this year based on the realities on their farms rather than on arbitrary percentages said Mr McCormack For many farmers given the poor quality fodder and the high cost of concentrates the best course of action and likely outcome is that cows will be dried off early The board need to recognise the pressures on farmers and immediately suspend the seasonality penalties for 2012 concluded the Dairy Committee Chairman Ends 5 September 2012 Pat McCormack 087 7608958 Chairman ICMSA Dairy Committee or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office Comer says ICMSA will give the Glanbia proposal the time and consideration required Suppliers losing patience as some Co ops continue to lag on milk price ICMSA call for 32 c l at least 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

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2012/09/icmsa-call-on-glanbia-to-suspend-seasonality-penalties-for-2012/ (2016-01-06)
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  • Comer says ICMSA will give the Glanbia proposal 'the time and consideration required' | I C M S A
    the farmers concerned were considerable He said that ICMSA would be giving the matter the time and concentration it required and would be consulting with their members supplying Glanbia As a first step he confirmed that ICMSA had met senior Glanbia management on Wednesday yesterday afternoon and discussed the matter with particular reference to concerns regarding the JV s ability to pay a competitive milk price going forward and also the financial structure of the new venture Ends 29 August 2012 John Comer 087 2057846 President ICMSA ICMSA say beef price reductions an abuse of dominant position ICMSA call on Glanbia to suspend Seasonality Penalties for 2012 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

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