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  • Eirgrid agree to automatically notify ICMSA members on aerial surveys of Overhead Power Lines : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    to his associate on about the disturbance caused to cattle by the aerial surveys carried out by ESB Networks ESBN on behalf of Eirgrid the company has agreed to amend its system of prior notification to ICMSA members so as to facilitate the movement of cattle away from the sites containing the Overhead Power Lines being surveyed ICMSA asked Eirgrid to improve communications with the landowners concerned by contacting them by either phone or text a day in advance of the helicopter flights and thus facilitating the relocation of cattle away from the fields in the flight path of the ESBN helicopters I am happy to confirm that Eirgrid have agreed with our suggestion and ESBN will now be asked by Eirgrid to make arrangements to add the names of ICMSA members to the existing list of landowners who are given advance notice of the helipatrols The aerial survey generally occurs over one week in both February and December and while we re very cognisant of its safety role there is no doubt that the flights were causing a great deal of avoidable distress to the herds immediately below ICMSA notes the response made by Eirgrid here and will continue

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2013/10/eirgrid-agree-to-automatically-notify-icmsa-members-on-aerial-surveys-of-overhead-power-lines/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • An open invitation to visit the ICMSA Stand at this year’s National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Stradbally, 24-26 September : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    and biscuits are available and the occasion represents a superb opportunity to meet chat and discuss farming problems and how the association will be able to help A fantastic members draw is available in conjunction with Campions FarmForce Insurance with a prize of up 2000 worth of free insurance for the coming year The stand will be well worth dropping into the competition will be well worth entering and we

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2013/09/an-open-invitation-to-visit-the-icmsa-stand-at-this-years-national-ploughing-championships-at-ratheniska-stradbally-24-26-september/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Budget 2014 - ICMSA stress need for consolidation measures and protection of farm schemes : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    problems around farm fragmentation and the possibilities of expansion that will loom large post quota from 2015 onwards For a start the 1 rate for transfers to close relatives due to expire at the end of 2014 must be extended to facilitate expansion and sensible succession planning The Young Trained Farmer Relief requirement for 50 of normal working time to be spent farming is difficult to establish and verify and should be changed to a five year retention of ownership and use of land qualification Budget 2013 provided for an increase in the rate of CGT to 33 representing an increase of 65 since 2008 ICMSA totally opposes any further increase and calls for the reintroduction of indexation which was withdrawn in 2002 said Mr Comer ICMSA believes that the reductions in the CAT tax free thresholds in successive budgets have been excessive and have worked as a disincentive on land transfers We believe that the retention of 90 agricultural relief for CAT is absolutely essential to ensure transfer from one generation to the next We also firmly hold that farm families should be able to avail of the same tax relief for farm leases as non related farm persons The current tax code does not allow the same tax relief for land leases to related persons as non family members which is causing difficulties for farm families that wish to lease the farm to the next generation prior to retirement age We also urge the Minister to look at a measure for Budget 2014 that will permit stock relief whereby if the receipts from the forced disposal of stock this year due to the fodder crisis are reinvested in livestock in 2014 or 2015 the farmer concerned can claim stock relief at 100 with proportionate reductions if the farmer

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2013/09/budget-2014-icmsa-stress-need-for-consolidation-measures-and-protection-of-farm-schemes/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA President expresses sadness at death of Sean MacConnell : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    be saddened to hear of the untimely death of Mr MacConnell Mr Comer said that Mr MacConnell had reported and commented on the farming sector for decades and his accounts were considered definitive Sean MacConnell was a superb journalist and his writing on every subject not just farming or agri business was engaging and brilliant It is especially sad to note his passing so early into what should have been

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2013/09/icmsa-president-expresses-sadness-at-death-of-sean-macconnell/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Comer says onus is on those supporting Coupled Payment to explain why all must lose so some may gain : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    Farm Payment along with other direct payments represented 33 of family farm income on specialist dairy farms Given the full time nature of dairy farming it can be safely assumed that this represents 33 of total income from the farm Indeed in 2009 when milk price was low direct payments represented 87 of family farm income on specialist dairy farms This is a very sobering fact that clearly highlights the importance of direct payments to dairy farmers and the need for the Minister for Agriculture Food Marine to protect these payments going forward said Mr Comer It is clear at this stage that most dairy farmers are going to lose under the new regime But the extent of the losses will be determined by decisions taken by Minister Coveney both in terms of the Single Farm Payment and Pillar II schemes such as Agri environment and Disadvantaged Areas Schemes In common with all farmers the REPS and Disadvantaged Areas scheme were hugely important to dairy farmers and they have suffered heavily with the closure and reduction of payments in these schemes In relation to a proposed Coupled Payments if the Minister takes this option he is going to have to clearly spell out to farmers who he is going to take the funds from in order to set up these schemes what existing schemes will be cut to introduce the new schemes how much will be spent on the additional administration costs in relation to these schemes and how many more farm inspections will farmers be subject to Farmers should also realise these schemes will attract new regulations and new bureaucracy The reality is that to establish any such Coupled Payment scheme farmers will end up paying by suffering further reductions in their the Single Farm Payments and other schemes

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2013/08/comer-says-onus-is-on-those-supporting-coupled-payment-to-explain-why-all-must-lose-so-some-may-gain/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA urges caution as Superlevy gap closes fast – Suppliers likely to be affected should consider Temporary Leasing : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    a distinct risk for the current quota year The statistics indicate a firm trend at the end of May the position was 4 64 under quota by the end of June that had fallen to 2 6 and now the July figure continues that trend While some parts of the country were officially in a drought situation during July and some farms had silage being fed the perfect weather conditions

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2013/08/icmsa-urges-caution-as-superlevy-gap-closes-fast-suppliers-likely-to-be-affected-should-consider-temporary-leasing/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • Farmers urged to consider application to Dairy Equipment Scheme before closing date of 29 August – ICMSA say last tranche “undersubscribed” : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    get grant aid for milking machines and milk storage equipment The most recent Tranche closed on 31 May 2013 with a total of 548 applicants amounting to a grant value of 6 1m But the most recent Tranches have been undersubscribed and therefore funding is available for all eligible applicants The crucial point here is for the local Department offices to inform successful applicants immediately and without delay to allow

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2013/08/farmers-urged-to-consider-application-to-dairy-equipment-scheme-before-closing-date-of-29-august-icmsa-say-last-tranche-undersubscribed/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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  • ICMSA condemns ‘knee-jerk’ call for 10 metre buffer zone between cattle and water and demand to see the scientific basis for proposal : I C M S A : http://icmsa.ie
    fact based and scientifically grounded arguments and policy and were entitled to expect those groups and individuals whose default setting was to blame farmers to be similarly committed to the facts and evidence Instead what farmers got according to Mr Comer was vague accusations based on an insulting stereotyped idea of farmers as uncaring in respects of their environment The farmer leader said that in his experience nothing angered farmers more than this clichéd slur that where no other cause could be scientifically established for environmental damage it had to be the farmers Farmers have spent literally hundreds of millions in meeting the various and complicated requirements of the EU Environmental Directives We have never been as aware of our role as guardians of the Irish countryside and environment and that heritage is taken very seriously by the present generation of farmers But it never seems to be enough for certain groups whose real problems and real agenda seems to be against the whole concept of active commercial farming It s very noticeable for instance that the council spokesman quoted by this group only said that flash flooding in the area may have washed cattle faeces into the sea We can reasonably ask on what scientific basis that may is suddenly transformed into a factual problem whose solution could see thousands of farmers with rivers and lakes on their land losing huge strips of their own land The real friends of the Irish environment are the farming families who are now and always have been the backbone of the rural communities and rural life in this country Frankly we are tired of having groups continually chipping away at our rights to earn a living from our farms while we are already meeting some of the most stringent environmental regulations anywhere

    Original URL path: http://icmsa.ie/2013/08/icmsa-condemns-knee-jerk-call-for-10-metre-buffer-zone-between-cattle-and-water-and-demand-to-see-the-scientific-basis-for-proposal/?upm_export=print (2016-01-06)
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