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  • Irish Examiner ICMSA Farming Survey 2015 : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    icmsa ie 2015 09 irish examiner icmsa farming survey 2015 Irish Examiner ICMSA Farming Survey 2015 Download PDF 128KB Post date 2015 09 17 13 28 27 Post date GMT

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2015/09/irish-examiner-icmsa-farming-survey-2015/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA dismiss €13.7m from EU Fund to address dairy crisis as “miniscule” : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    dairy farmers at this time ICMSA estimates that the direct losses suffered by Irish dairy farmers to date in 2015 amount to 380m we calculate the funding available from the EU is only 3 6 of the total losses to the end of August and clearly is not adequate It s just foolish for EU Agriculture Ministers to believe that the package of measures announced at the September 7 Farm Council are anywhere near sufficient to address the current downturn in milk prices they may assist the recovery when supply and demand come back into balance but dairy farmers are still left worrying their very survival over the next six to twelve months They are operating in a marketplace that is both oversupplied and dominated by a small number of large buyers who are increasing their margins despite the over supplied marketplace To suggest to farmers that establishing High Level Groups or sharing experiences of unfair trading practices will resolve their problems is simply misleading Everybody knows the issues in the food supply chain and everyone can see the destructive effects resulting from the absolute dominance of a number of players it s a question of whether the EU has

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2015/09/icmsa-dismiss-e13-7m-from-eu-fund-to-address-dairy-crisis-as-miniscule/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • EPA Farm Hazardous 2015 Waste Collection Centres : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    icmsa ie 2015 09 farm hazardous waste collection centres EPA Farm Hazardous 2015 Waste Collection Centres Download PDF 455KB Post date 2015 09 15 14 43 26 Post date GMT

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2015/09/farm-hazardous-waste-collection-centres/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA say any Co-op paying less than 26.9 on August Milk is “at variance” with the Ornua Index : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    9 cents per litre and this price Mr McCormack emphasised is based on the very generous processing cost of 6 5 cents per litre estimated by Ornua themselves In addition dairy markets have shown some signs of improvements in recent weeks with two positive GDT auctions while Dutch dairy quotations over the past two weeks have been positive The news from Fonterra that its production in New Zealand will be 2 3 lower in the 2015 16 season will certainly have a positive impact on market sentiment he said Dairy farmers have seen their milk prices slashed over the last 12 months and while they understand the weakness in the market they are very clearly now asking whether their processor have imposed cuts beyond those justified by the marketplace and overstepped the mark Any Co ops boards that pays less than 26 9 cpl for August milk is going to have to explain to their suppliers exactly how they re arriving at their milk price because their price is demonstrably at variance with the Ornua PPI Remember the last time the index was at its current level was in July 2012 but that month Irish milk processors were paying between

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2015/09/icmsa-say-any-co-op-paying-less-than-26-9-on-august-milk-is-at-variance-with-the-ornua-index/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Farm Council bulletin signals that ‘Do Nothing’ EU farm income policy still applies : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    yesterday s Farm Council meeting was an announcement that an intervention price of 28 cents per litre would be immediately introduced The fact that this minimum response had not been announced and the fact that the Council had yet again dodged a real confrontation with the margin grabbing of the corporate retailers signalled that the current do nothing attitude still reigned There was still no sign that the farm ministers

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2015/09/farm-council-bulletin-signals-that-do-nothing-eu-farm-income-policy-still-applies/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA President to tell Brussels farmer demo that manipulation of corporate margins is wiping out dairy family farms : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    to begin designed to ensure that primary producers of all farm products receive a fair portion of the final retailer price The ICMSA leader noted that although milk prices has fallen to dairy farmers by over 35 right across the EU in the last year consumers are paying almost exactly the same price for milk butter and cheese as they did a year ago Mr Comer noted that an average Irish dairy farmer working their normal 60 hour week has to the end of August earned 2300 less than someone on minimum wage As it stands now ICMSA is predicting that Irish milk suppliers will be paid 580m less in 2015 than they received in 2014 The key question is who has benefited from this reduction in farm milk price because it s certainly not the consumer who s paying exactly the same We re left with the middle men and most specifically we re left with the gigantic food retail corporations who are managing the oversupply situation on the global market in a way that bricks off their margins from market volatility while wiping out farmers income A situation where milk suppliers are receiving a price that s less than the cost of producing the milk is untenable and everyone knows that It is a scandalous abuse that needs to be tackled once and for all said the ICMSA President Mr Comer said that farmers desperately need some signal from the Commission and the Ministers that they understand that this cycle of destructive price and income volatility can t go on and fundamental reform is required that levels the pitch and stops the kind of commercial abuse of the EU s farmers and primary producers by a cartel of food retail corporations who manipulate the own margins in a

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2015/09/icmsa-president-to-tell-brussels-farmer-demo-that-manipulation-of-corporate-margins-is-wiping-out-dairy-family-farms/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA call on Aldi and Lidl to pay the same minimum price here as in UK : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    he noted that the 28 pence per litre UK price would translate to a price of the order of 38 cents per litre in Ireland a figure Mr McCormack noted which was some 10 cents per litre more than most Irish milk suppliers are currently receiving The ICMSA Deputy President called on the German headquartered discount giants not to differentiate between Irish and British suppliers in terms of what they would pay as a minimum price and he said that Irish milk suppliers were entitled to assume that Aldi and Lidl will commit to a similar currency adjusted minimum price here within the next few days Mr McCormack said that announcement would prompt an intriguing question as to why Aldi and Lidl could pay a price equivalent to 38 cents per litre but Dunnes Supervalu and Tesco could not or would not Mr McCormack said the milk price to farmers has fallen by about 35 in a year but hasn t fallen to the consumer by a single cent so the retail multiples had obviously gobbled up the farmers margins and were now in the position where they seemed happy to watch milk suppliers actually losing money on producing the

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2015/08/icmsa-call-on-aldi-and-lidl-to-pay-the-same-minimum-price-here-as-in-uk/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Minister’s call for ‘repayments holidays’ for farmers is ‘passing the buck’ : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    idea of a repayments holiday did not deal at all with the underlying problems represented by the kind of slide in milk price that had now reached a total national loss in dairy income and wider dairy derived spend of around 1 billion on 2014 levels The idea that Irish milk suppliers or indeed any nation s milk suppliers will be able to plan and operate on the basis of the kind of 35 000 to 40 000 annual income swing that we re going through right now is a terrible delusion Irish farmers don t want a feast or famine scenario they want an income that rewards their work investment and expertise on a fair progressive basis and they don t want to be left at the tender mercies of extreme market volatility or the cartel of international retailers who seem to escape the attention of every regulatory body certainly the EU Commission Ireland s family farm system just won t be able to withstand this kind of see saw fluctuations that sees periods of strong price followed by double digit falls against a background where farm inputs stay constant or more usually go up We don t need

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2015/08/ministers-call-for-repayments-holidays-for-farmers-is-passing-the-buck/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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