Agri-cashflow loans must be built upon says IFA

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Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) farm business chairman, Martin Stapleton, has said the huge demand from farmers for the agri-cashflow loan, which has led to the closure for new applications in two of the banks, has highlighted the enormous gap in the market for working capital at a reasonable cost.

Macra urges minimal change to Irish ice cream

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Macra na Feirme has called on the Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, to ensure the milk content of Irish ice cream is protected. The Minister has instigated a review via public consultation of the 1952 regulation that governs the milk and sugar content requirements in ice cream.