Irish group joins Europe-wide campaign to ban glyphosates
There are growing calls in Ireland to ban controversial weedkiller glyphosate.
There are growing calls in Ireland to ban controversial weedkiller glyphosate.
The upcoming Brexit talks pose the "greatest threat to Irish farming in our lifetime" with the livelihoods of thousands in the sector under threat, IFA president Joe Healy has warned.
The UK withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit) was triggered in a letter from the...
MEPs have clashed over draft EU fertiliser rules that some fear could push up costs for farmers and leave the bloc dependent on Russian imports.
Here's one from the cold comfort department: that border between the North and the Republic is not the only Brexit UK-EU frontier flashpoint.
The EU and Norway have agreed to scrap a range of tariffs on live plants, corn for feed and cider, anointing to 36 in total.
The EU is trying its best to stay out of Ireland's escalating political row over water charges.
Irish Agriculture has many great attributes: the love of the land, a warm, temperate climate, traceable food, biosecurity as an island nation, and of course natural grass-based livestock production.
Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan has given his strongest signal yet that farmers will need to do more environment based actions following the next reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
A group of countries has tabled a 67-item list of how to fix the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to reduce spending on support for farmers next year (2018) in order to create a crisis reserve that can be used should the need arise.
A group of EU parliamentarians is demanding the bloc hold off on renewing the licence for glyphosate, a weedkiller the World Health Organisation says probably causes cancer.
The UK's Brexit 'divorce' fine should go towards the "€3bn black hole" Brexit will leave in the next CAP budget, the IFA president has said.
More than 40pc of young farmers say access to land remains the biggest obstacle to establish or expand their farms, a new Macra na Feirme CAP 2020 report has found.
That nine-month Brexit "phoney war" is finally expected to end tomorrow. A letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May will formally tell the European Union Council president Donald Tusk that Britain intends to leave, kicking off two years of unprecedented negotiations.
A new report on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has recommended direct payments to farmers should be systematically reduced.
There is a growing feeling around Leinster House that, one way or another, Enda Kenny, is in his final weeks. We will have a new Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach before the summer is very old.
Ireland's unemployment rate thankfully continues to fall as the economy continues its slow recovery from the 2008 economic recession.
EU states should reshape their land policies to provide better access to land to small, young and new farmers and tackle the dominant position of big players and do away with land speculations, according to MEPs.
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) is to be asked to decide issues concerning the extent of Coillte's environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in Co Laois.
The UK should sign new trade deals alongside the EU after Brexit, so as not to undercut European markets, the Agriculture Minister has said.
The government is seeking leniency on EU budget deficit rules and extra funding to help meet its 2030 climate targets.
A group of MEPs are seeking to soften draft fertiliser rules they say will harm EU producers and contravene international trade law.
The EU’s newest members are calling for a further levelling of payments in the latest planned reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The Minister for Agriculture has said that a future CAP must continue to help farmers deal with market volatility, while the regulatory and audit burdens must be reduced.
A shortage of seasonal farm workers in the UK could mean that food will "rot in the ground" this summer, MPs have heard.
Bertrand Hourdel proudly pats one of his plump pigs, but the Brittany farmer is painfully aware that when he sells them, his profits, if any, will be slim.
The EU’s labyrinthine approval process for pesticides, genetically modified foods and other chemicals is under review.
The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) is lobbying furiously for the EU to approve opt-outs for intensive farmers from the bloc's nitrates limits, and to relax penalties for breaching the rules.
New figures suggest EU farm payments could be cut substantially due to the UK’s exit from the EU.
Everyone's favourite prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has hailed the European Parliament's recent approval of the EU-Canada trade deal.
The diverse nature of the so-called 'forgotten farmers' has become a major stumbling block in their ongoing battle for EU recognition.
Three Government ministers and five members of the Oireachtas EU affairs committee were in the Belgian capital last week to press Ireland's case for special treatment.
Farmers are facing a battle to hold onto their nitrates derogations as EU officials assess our application for rolling exemptions to phosphorus and nitrogen limits.
It took Ray MacSharry 50 hours of marathon negotiating in May 1992 to get the 12 EU Member States to agree a fundamental shift in the thrust of the Common Agriculture Policy.
Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan has given a key commitment to maintain direct payments to European farmers, which are worth around €1.2bn annually to Irish farmers, in the upcoming reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The EU has set aside €165m to fight animal diseases and plant pests this year, including in Ireland.
Ireland is set to miss two of its three EU 2020 climate targets.
EU agriculture chief Phil Hogan has promised to "adequately fund" farming post-Brexit.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has called on the Government to "beef up" its Brexit team by appointing a special envoy to Europe.
Trade has driven a wedge between the EU and US of late.
The European Commission this week launched the first phase of the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with the opening of a three-month public consultation.
The EU is deadlocked over whether to allow two new genetically modified (GM) maize varieties - and one previously authorised crop - to be grown in the bloc.
As Donald Trump set about rolling back US climate protections, the EU moved forward with its own green agenda.
UK premier Theresa May's bid to clarify her stance on Brexit last week has confused many in Brussels.
EU agriculture ministers yesterday discussed the continuing spate of avian flu outbreaks in Europe.
A public consultation process on CAP post 2020 will be launched on Thursday, February 2, the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has confirmed.
EU Ministers for Agriculture will meet in Brussels today, with trade negotiations high on the agenda.
For some of us, EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, is still "the new man in Brussels". But the reality is that he is near to the half-way mark in his five-year term which ends in November 2019.
A new threat to Irish agriculture has emerged in the from of a report to the European Parliament which proposes tougher measures to curb climate change, according to Ireland South M.E.P. Sean Kelly.
THE European Commission must ensure that CAP reforms are "fair and equitable" to all farmers, the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has warned.
Budgetary pressures in the EU, strong lobbying by environmental organisations, a looming Brexit and frustration among farmers with the Common Agricultural Policy will mean significant changes to the Common Agricultural Policy
Beef has become an unlikely first flashpoint between the EU and US, following the election of Donald Trump as president.
Cuts to basic payments may be on the cards under looming Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, an EU agricultural expert has warned.