IFA: Below-cost prices threaten fresh food production

The Irish Farmers Association is warning fresh food production in Ireland is under threat due to the below-cost prices paid by retailers.

The IFA said, on average, primary producers receive only a third of the price paid for fresh produce by consumers in shops.

The association said farm families are struggling to survive on incomes below the cost of production.

IFA President John Bryan is demanding a fair share of the retail margin for farmers.


More in this Section

Boeing slump puts brakes on Wall Street after record run

High Court reserves judgement on Facebook data-privacy case

Wales work secured as Airbus clinch £11.5bn deal to sell A380s to Emirates

Battersea Power Station gets new Malaysian owners


Today's Stories

British farmers at risk of ploughing lonely furrow

More currency volatility seems to be on horizon

Reform of local property tax flaws is overdue

Correlation between studying economics and greed

Lifestyle

The biggest cancer killer will take your breathe away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner