Larry Goodman: his ABP group’s move on levies is viewed by the IFA as an attempt to undermine it. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The move by Larry Goodman’s ABP group to halt the automatic deduction of levies from farmers is viewed by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) as a de(...)

ABP owner Larry Goodman. The company collects €400,000 a year in European Involvement Fund (EIF) levies from farmers, the lion’s share of which goes to the IFA.   Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A row has broken out between the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and Larry Goodman’s ABP group that could have serious financial implications for th(...)

Milk production line at Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies: the company has  increased its monthly milk price for the first time in nearly 18 months

In one of the strongest indications yet of recovery in dairy markets, Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies yesterday increased its monthly milk price for the (...)

The IFA president said cattle prices had dropped by up to 20 cent a kilo since result and dairy prices had fallen by more than 30 per cent in the last 18 months. File photograph: Frank Miller

Farmers should get extra time to pay their tax bills and receive further income support, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. The associati(...)

Former  IFA head Pat Smith: The IFA said it was seeking candidates for the post of director general or chief executive officer. The change of title for the group’s top-ranked executive appears to be an attempt to draw a line under Mr Smith’s troubled tenure.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Eight months after the head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) left in a blaze of controversy, the organisation has begun the recruitment process(...)

 From left; Larry Murrin, Chief Executive, Dawn Farm Foods (left) says that as a result of the slide in sterling, firms are facing the twin challenges of cost recovery on the one hand and a loss of competiveness on the other. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has accused beef processors of using Brexit to squeeze farmers on price. IFA president Joe Healy claimed meat fa(...)

Europe’s largest milk producers are pushing for more agressive supply control measures, including the possibility of mandatory cuts in production, to (...)

Ireland’s dairy industry increased output by 18.5 per cent in the first  12 months since the ending of quotas. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

To cut or not to cut, that is the question facing Ireland’s beleaguered dairy farmers. With overproduction in Europe now cited as the main cause of f(...)

A wholesaler inspects beef carcasses that hang inside a refrigerated room at the Cibevial slaughterhouse in Corbas, France. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

The European Commission has bowed to pressure from Ireland and other member states and removed beef from its proposed trade deal with South America. (...)

Chief executive at Kerry Group Stan McCarthy:  He is to resign as head of the group’s co-operative arm amid the company’s ongoing row with suppliers over price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With no sign of an upturn in milk prices, the State’s leading dairy lobby group has called for a cut in output – a move that would have been unthinkab(...)

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