archive-ie.com » IE » I » ICMSA.IE

Total: 874

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Cahill 'puts down marker' against recoupled suckler payments | I C M S A
    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 beef herd by taking lower Single Farm Payments than would otherwise be the case As far as we in ICMSA is concerned that is a firm marker Mr Cahill said that in addition to the Single Farm Payment the figures published last night indicate that there may be a cut in the amount of money being available for market support specifically intervention and related measures These are crucial to prevent the possibility of a meltdown of farm incomes

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/06/cahill-puts-down-marker-against-recoupled-suckler-payments/ (2016-01-06)
    Open archived version from archive


  • ICMSA say IDB must reverse SMP price cut | I C M S A
    strengthening world market is plainly not acceptable and the Chief Executive Kevin Lane must explain why this has happened It is our firm belief that the IDB executive must revisit and change this decision All market indicators have been positive for the last month and the IDB is the only entity to cut its price This surely calls for a full explanation to be given to the Irish farmers who are the owners of the IDB and who contribute directly and continuously to operational costs Dairy farmers will look at this reduction in price as well as the costly report by KPMG which has very little practical recommendations and they will not at all be convinced that this is the way we should be heading They ll be absolutely certain however of one thing at a time when world markets are actually gaining in strength it is not acceptable to see the IDB reduce the price paid for SMP and not alone will they want to see that cut reversed they will want to know why the decision was taken in the first place Kevin Lane will have to provide that explanation stated Mr McCormack Tagged with milk policy ICMSA accuse Co ops of holding back a 2 cents per litre milk price rise Supply Contracts Devil is in the Detail says Dolan 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

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/06/hello-world-2/ (2016-01-06)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Cahill wants Central Bank to furnish comparative stats | I C M S A
    and other fees charged by Irish banks are collated and published together with information on similar costs in other EU countries This is not being done at the moment in any meaningful way And it is necessary that this would have been put in place in order to force the banks into being competitive Given the enormous increase in resources that have been put in place in the Central Bank and Financial Regulator there is more than adequate personnel to carry out this work The availability of credit is one thing but availability at competitive rates is a key issue and there is a widespread view that banks will use every opportunity at restructuring to hike up interest rats charged to customer particularly where an individual is in a vulnerable position regarding the need for restructuring warned Mr Cahill On a related point Mr Cahill said that the cost of providing security for loans has mushroomed out of all proportion and is now costing up to 1 500 In the past sufficient security could be given by lodging land certificates Now we see a huge costly apparatus being constructed that seems to serve no purpose other than to give the Government the Banks and the legal profession another convenient opportunity to charge fees he observed Unless we learn from what is the worst banking crisis ever experienced in a developed country then all this chaos will have been for nothing Those who do not learn from disaster are condemned to repeat it If we do not move decisively to ensure that credit is made available at competitive rates than it is virtual certain that the small to medium productive sector will carry significant costs that will undermine their efforts at producing for exports and undermine economic development into the future

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/06/cahill-wants-central-bank-to-furnish-comparative-stats/ (2016-01-06)
    Open archived version from archive

  • ICMSA accuse Co-ops of 'holding back' a 2 cents per litre milk price rise | I C M S A
    profits were up substantially on 2009 which was a very bad year for all dairy farmers but yet all the Co ops made a profit On that basis Co ops profits will swell further in 2011 if they continue to pay the current milk price because the markets are well ahead of milk price at this time last year continued Mr McCormack Based on current analysis markets are strong and have shown improvements since March when the market did weaken slightly compared to February But there has been a noticeable improvement in the last two weeks and despite the increase in global milk supplies the demand for dairy products has been strong ensuring that dairy product prices remain at a high level Based on current quotations and returns from the marketplace as reported from a number of sources ICMSA believe that Co ops should be paying a price well in excess of 35 cents per litre VAT inclusive which is at least 2 cents per litre higher than the price they are currently paying stated the Dairy Committee Chairman To put in context Mr McCormack pointed out that for a 230 000 litre dairy farmer 50 000 gallons approx and based on the normal supply this 2 cents per would represent an additional 650 in income for May milk alone or 4 600 on a full years milk production In the context of the increased costs in 2011 and with many farmers still dealing with the fallout of 2009 the market improvements must be passed back to farmers We can t have the Co ops sitting on the increased prices they re receiving and not passing them on to their own milk suppliers concluded Mr McCormack Tagged with milk Ireland No 1 In World For Baby Formula Exports ICMSA say

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/06/icmsa-accuse-co-ops-of-holding-back-a-2-cents-per-litre-milk-price-rise/ (2016-01-06)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Ireland No 1 In World For Baby Formula Exports | I C M S A
    1 In World For Baby Formula Exports Jun 15 2011 A recent article in The Guardian offers room for hope amid the gloom ICMSA say IDB must reverse SMP price cut and Kevin Lane must explain why the decision was taken in the first place ICMSA accuse Co ops of holding back a 2 cents per litre milk price rise 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 December November October September August July June May April March February January 2012 December November October September August

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/06/ireland-no-1-in-world-for-baby-formula-exports/ (2016-01-06)
    Open archived version from archive

  • ICMSA say 'gap between aspiration and implementation' undermining farming's potential | I C M S A
    dairy expansion We also learned this week that the Stamp Duty Relief for Farm Consolidation will not be extended Both of those measures directly work against the interests of our best dairy farmers in whom we have been told repeatedly the Government places such high hopes as part of the national economic recovery Which is it to be Are we to believe the press releases from conference after conference in which speaker after speaker tells us to produce more and more food because the Government is really going to get behind farming Or are we to believe the evidence of our own eyes and the facts being presented to us in the fashion they were this week The Minister s own statement made reference to the fact that he is seeking approval for advance release of 600 million because he understands that in many cases the SFP is used to subsidise the day to day running costs of farms and was often greater than the income earned by the farm It also references the burden of repayments Can ICMSA ask and not for the first time either what the Minister s policy on farm credit is In the absence of any meaningful official policy we re trying to secure credit at competitive rates from overseas banks and we re finding that tough enough The honeymoon is over and we require and we re sincerely asking here and now for less windy rhetoric about how Irish farming will Feed the World and a good deal more hard progressive policies that will be implemented without delay We need the Minister to go at the issues that we all know about in a steady one by one incremental fashion and forget about vague aspirations or headline grabbing exaggeration The current review of expenditure

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/06/icmsa-say-gap-between-aspiration-and-implementation-is-undermining-farmings-potential/ (2016-01-06)
    Open archived version from archive

  • ICMSA say IDB must reverse SMP price cut and Kevin Lane must explain why the decision was taken in the first place | I C M S A
    world market is plainly not acceptable and the Chief Executive Kevin Lane must explain why this has happened It is our firm belief that the IDB executive must revisit and change this decision All market indicators have been positive for the last month and the IDB is the only entity to cut its price This surely calls for a full explanation to be given to the Irish farmers who are the owners of the IDB and who contribute directly and continuously to operational costs Dairy farmers will look at this reduction in price as well as the costly report by KPMG which has very little practical recommendations and they will not at all be convinced that this is the way we should be heading They ll be absolutely certain however of one thing at a time when world markets are actually gaining in strength it is not acceptable to see the IDB reduce the price paid for SMP and not alone will they want to see that cut reversed they will want to know why the decision was taken in the first place Kevin Lane will have to provide that explanation stated Mr McCormack Ends 8 June 2011 Pat McCormack 087 7608958 Chairman ICMSA Dairy Committee Or Cathal MacCarthy 087 6168758 ICMSA Press Office ICMSA say that IDB index is switching off the light on milk price data and facts Ireland No 1 In World For Baby Formula Exports 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

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/06/icmsa-say-idb-must-reverse-smp-price-cut-and-kevin-lane-must-explain-why-the-decision-was-taken-in-the-first-place/ (2016-01-06)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Cahill wants Central Bank to furnish comparative stats for Dutch and Danish farm credit | I C M S A
    are collated and published together with information on similar costs in other EU countries This is not being done at the moment in any meaningful way And it is necessary that this would have been put in place in order to force the banks into being competitive Given the enormous increase in resources that have been put in place in the Central Bank and Financial Regulator there is more than adequate personnel to carry out this work The availability of credit is one thing but availability at competitive rates is a key issue and there is a widespread view that banks will use every opportunity at restructuring to hike up interest rats charged to customer particularly where an individual is in a vulnerable position regarding the need for restructuring warned Mr Cahill On a related point Mr Cahill said that the cost of providing security for loans has mushroomed out of all proportion and is now costing up to 1 500 In the past sufficient security could be given by lodging land certificates Now we see a huge costly apparatus being constructed that seems to serve no purpose other than to give the Government the Banks and the legal profession another convenient opportunity to charge fees he observed Unless we learn from what is the worst banking crisis ever experienced in a developed country then all this chaos will have been for nothing Those who do not learn from disaster are condemned to repeat it If we do not move decisively to ensure that credit is made available at competitive rates than it is virtual certain that the small to medium productive sector will carry significant costs that will undermine their efforts at producing for exports and undermine economic development into the future said the ICMSA President This isn t

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2011/06/cahill-wants-central-bank-to-furnish-comparative-stats-for-dutch-and-danish-farm-credit/ (2016-01-06)
    Open archived version from archive



  •