Farmers to protest over 'sell out’ trade deal
Farmers are protesting at the EU Commission offices in Dublin this morning over what they call a ‘Sell Out’ trade deal with the South American group of Mercosur countries.
Farmers are protesting at the EU Commission offices in Dublin this morning over what they call a ‘Sell Out’ trade deal with the South American group of Mercosur countries.
A 'track and trace' study on all pedigree Charolais bulls sold over the past four years has been initiated by the Irish Charolais Cattle Society.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will make no announcement about a possible renewed term for Ireland's outgoing Commissioner Phil Hogan until a raft of big EU jobs are divided up.
I'm sure there were many sighs of relief as the rain fell in decent amounts across the country and any fear of a drought diminished.
It looks like it's time to get out the sun cream and dust off the barbecue as temperatures...
There are many questions surrounding the new electronic tagging rules, which came into effect on June 1. Ciaran Moran answers them
Europe’s high levels of food waste are an ethical scandal at a time when hundreds of millions of people around the world are going hungry, the head of the region’s food safety watchdog said on Friday.
German manufacturer Vogelsang is launching the BackPac2, a special system for umbilical slurry application with working widths up to 30 meters.
Father-and-son duo Eamon and John McKiernan took home the top price of €3,700 from the final show and sale of the season for Herefords, at Nenagh.
Last week found me traipsing around south Tipperary, where I came across Castlegrace, a complex and historic 120ac Quaker property that has been in the Grubb family for over 200 years.
Noel McGoldrick has never forgotten the advice he received when he took his first steps into the world of pedigree beef breeding as a teenager.
The Mexicans built a wall and so will Padraig Ó Scanaill, if that is what it takes to secure one of the last remaining dairy farms in North Co Dublin.
Some would say that a 2,000km cycle is a hell of a journey, but for Mayo farmer Alan Heaney, who is cycling from Lourdes to Knock, it is more of a pilgrimage.
Darran and Denise McKenna created a slice of farming history last year when they became the first winners from Ulster of the "All-Ireland Championship for dairy farmers".
Last week Ministers signed off on proposals to overhaul the Fair Deal scheme, which will cap the payments to be made by farm families when a person enters the care of a nursing home.
Our solicitor Theresa Murphy answers your questions about Fair Deal.
Is there a seismic change about to take place in farming? The green agenda was a dominant issue during the local and European elections.
Photos released today by the Dept of Agriculture show the level of neglect endured by the animals on land-holdings controlled by farmer, Martin Gerald Foley.
A farmer has died following a farm accident in Co Roscommon.
At the last tender sale, the remaining 162 tonnes of skimmed milk powder out of a total, original amount of 380,000 tonnes in public stocks were sold, fully emptying as a result the total stocks bought and managed by the Commission.
Met Éireann has finally delivered some good news on the weather front as temperatures are to hit 25C and "possibly higher" next week.
Food prices in this country are among the highest in the European Union, despite Ireland being an agricultural nation.
Teach a man to farm and you feed him for a lifetime - that could very well be the motto of one west Cork priest who has been passing on farming skills to locals in Mozambique for several decades.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday announced a new measure to help farmers who were unable to plant corn and soybeans due to widespread flooding across the US Midwest.
Pig prices have rocketed over the last six weeks as the impact of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in China has transformed global markets.
A woman who killed a farmer when she crashed into his tractor was ordered to complete 120 hours community service.
Kerry Co-op will go ahead with cash for shares redemptions scheme following its Special General Meeting in Tralee.
A senior official in Teagasc has said the next CAP should contain incentives to assist older farmers who want to exit the sector.
Adare in Co Limerick has been particularly fertile hunting ground for Tom Crosse and GVM auctioneers over the last year.
Forests transformed into recreational spaces and new woodlands to encourage native species and diversity are part of a plan announced by Coillte.
The Highland Show which is beloved amongst Irish fans is due to take place in Edinburgh, Scotland from today to Sunday, June 23. Whether you’re boarding a 6am flight for a day trip to the show or making a weekend out of it, below is some key advice on attending one of farming’s most famous events:
Lismore in Co Waterford is one of the hidden gems of the country. Built around one of the best preserved and most picturesque castles in Ireland, it has the feel of English and French villages that grew up around the local great house or château.
Coillte is to establish a non-profit entity, Coillte Nature, with specific focus on the environment and non-commercial forests.
Land and farm collaboration between young trained farmers and older farmers is delivering a 65pc increase in farm production on average, according to Macra na Feirme's 2019 Land Mobility Report published today.
The US chip-giant company made the statement on Wednesday when asked to comment on claims of political collusion between Intel and Fianna Fáil in the planning arena by Kildare farmer, Thomas Reid.
With grass continuing to grow very well across the country, marts also continue to see strong demand from farmers for stock to help manage that extra growth.
Growth in the dairy herd is forecast to slow significantly this year and could stall by 2022, the latest industry figures indicate.
Last month I had the pleasure of attending the annual Alltech ONE conference in Lexington, Kentucky.
A Mercosur deal would be completely ‘contradictory’ and ‘disastrous’ in light of Ireland’s recently published Climate Action Plan, farm organisations have warned.
Unclaimed funding for the Beef Data Genomics Programme has increased to close to €9m a year and almost one in every four of the original applicants are no longer "active" participants in the scheme.
More than a third of beef farmers are uncertain if they will be farming in five years, a report published by IFAC has stated.
A farmer who placed animals on land earmarked for a ‘super prison’ which was never built is facing legal action if he does not remove them.
Exports of Northern Ireland beef can now be sent to China after an agreement - potentially worth tens of millions of pounds to the industry here - was signed between the UK and China.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet tomorrow with officials from the Department of Agriculture to examine account information from 2017 which includes funding given to Bord Bia and Teagasc.
CAP budget cuts could become a reality if EU countries aren’t ambitious on the environment, EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has said.
You know you're getting old when you start remarking on the passage of time. So I was confirming my oldie status last week marvelling over technological advances in farming over the last 20 years.
Global dairy prices slipped for the third time in a row at an auction held early on Wednesday, as the volume of product on offer climbed.
Origin Enterprises has said favourable trading in Ireland and the UK more than offset the impact of a "challenging" market backdrop in Continental Europe, mainly in the Ukraine, in the three months to 30 April.
Gardeners and green keepers are now a greater priority for policy makers than productive and commercial farmers, the IFA has claimed.
While ICM have pulled their quote for lamb by 10c/kg to €5.40/kg plus bonuses, Kildare Chilling remained unchanged yesterday at €5.60+10c/kg QA, with Moyvalley coming in at €5.50/kg.
Storm Powell visited Roscrea Mart and asked farmers their views on silage cutting, forestry on farms, the health implications of using Roundup and their succession plans
EU officials are becoming increasingly frustrated at the deadlock in post-2020 farming talks.
I was hoping for the usual 'Leaving Cert weather' so I could make mountains of silage and haylage, but I expect the exam results will be better this year as most students would have remained inside as there was no temptation to leg it outside given the weather we have been having.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and three other European leaders have sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean Claude Junker highlighting their “deep concern” on a potential EU trade deal with Mercosur being passed next week that could “threaten agriculture” in Europe.
A Mercosur deal could be agreed by the end of next week if the right circumstances are in place, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said.
Horses unable to stand up were left to die in excruciating pain on lands in west Clare under the control of a 66 year old farmer three years ago.
Dairygold has held its milk price for the month of May.
One thing you can be sure of: you'll never look at your car the same way again. Not after you've heard what the Government has in store for you in the climate strategy.
The Kerry Co-op shareholder redemption scheme may be introduced even if it is not approved by shareholders at the Special General Meeting (SGM) tomorrow.
Farmers on the Shannon callows have raised concerns over the rising water levels on the river.
A farmer has appealed Kildare Co Council’s planning permission for Intel’s planned new $4 billion (€3.53bn) facility at its Leixlip plant to An Bord Pleanála.
There has been a large rise in the number of judgments being sought by vulture funds on farm-related debt, an agrifinance specialist has warned.
The agriculture sector faces challenging targets under the Government's Climate Action Plan, with more than 30 action points to help reduce emissions by 10-15pc from the sector.
There has been a large rise in the number of judgements being sought by vulture funds on farm-related debt an agri finance specialist has warned.
Why are farmers finding it difficult to get people to work on farms?
Climate action measures will not become the new quota for farming, holding back growth, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has insisted.
Farmers whose loans are in the hands of so-called vulture funds may be able to save both their family home and farms, through a Personal Insolvency Arrangement, according to a farm finance specialist.
The EU Commission has been accused of targeting the suckler sector in the conditions attached to the €100m Brexit support package for the Irish beef industry.
With the weather taking a turn, it looks like the wheat septoria programmes we have been using are going to be really tested over the next few weeks.
"If God did not want them sheared, He would not have made them sheep."
The Government's Climate Action Plan has 35 action points for agriculture. These include bringing forward the introduction of the Teagasc Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions report.
While the land market in north Leinster has been slow to kick off this year, Murtagh Bros Mullingar have a flurry of auctions coming up.
The deadly pig virus that jumped from Africa to Europe is now ravaging China's €113bn pork industry and spreading to other Asian countries; an unprecedented disaster that has prompted Beijing to slaughter millions of pigs. But stopping African swine fever isn't so easy.
A GROWING north-south divide is the story from the auction rooms during the first five months of 2019. Sales in Munster and south Leinster continue to be buoyant, while auction sales have all but collapsed north of a line between Dublin and Galway.
Topping is a really important grass management tool at this time of year. This most understated of farm machines can be a dairy farmer's best friend when it comes to planning grazing rotations.
Almost every aspect of our daily lives will be affected by a new climate strategy which will be unveiled today.
The largest rise for five years in volumes of meat and dairy products drove manufacturing up for the second quarter in a row, according to new figures from New Zealand.
We have most of our March-born lambs dosed for the second time. We use a ivermectin type product and this should see them stay clean until after weaning.
Excluding dairy farmers from the Areas of Natural Constraint scheme due to their high stoking rate has been branded as unfair by Fianna Fail TD Jackie Cahill.
'It would've been silly to cut silage last week or even consider spreading slurry with the downpours we got, with or without Trump's visit."
Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered last Thursday at the restaurant in Deer Grove, Illinois, after heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in planting this year and contributed to record floods across the central US.
Now that President Trump has been and gone, he has trodden a path that's almost a rite of passage for American leaders - a visit to the Emerald Isle.
Farmers misled by government that fund contingent on reducing production, according to Fianna Fail spokesperson on agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
Kells gardai are investigating the theft of more than 100 sheep from land at Ross, Mountnugent, Oldcastle.
One evening last week, I was sitting back savouring a tasty meal comprising several home-grown ingredients when a sudden realisation nearly triggered indigestion.
A 55ac farm at Ballykean, Geashill in Co Offaly made up of excellent arable land and a derelict cottage is coming to public auction with a guide price of €10,000/ac.
Showing champions in two breeds on the same day, and landing an overall Inter Breed Supreme Championship double, is something dreams are made of.
In a bid to directly compete with ground beef and pork sausage, Beyond Meat Inc bills itself the world's first plant-based burger sold in the meat case of U.S. grocery stores.
Members of a Leitrim community have taken matters into their own hands, taking a stand against Coillte, who they feel have no consideration for their local area.
A senior official in Teagasc has said the next CAP could and should look at packages to assist older farmers who want to exit the sector.
The Board of Aurivo has announced it is holding its milk price at 30.5c/L including vat for the month of May.
A Longford farmer who claimed a cheque for a cool €238,673 that he won on last weekend’s Lotto draw was mulling over what he was going to buy with his newfound Lotto windfall.
The shortfall between the Ornua PPI price-per-litre and the average price actually being paid by Irish Co-ops will cost the average milk supplier “around €2,000” over the peak production period, according to the ICMSA.
For once, Ireland is not getting the worst of the weather - although things still look bad for the coming week.
The latest addition to our breeding policy has been the purchase of a Simmental bull in the spring. While we use some AI and a Limousin bull, I have a number of reasons for introducing some Simmental bloodlines into our herd.
Any issues with moisture stress were solved with last week's rainfall. Winter barley, which is filling rapidly, escaped lodging but further rainfall this week will test varietal straw strength and growth regulator programmes.
Bayer said it would invest €5 billion in developing new weedkillers and reducing its environmental impact by 30pc by 2030, as it seeks to address the fallout from U.S. class-action litigation over glyphosate.
My main farm enterprise is cut flowers, so instead of ringing my local Teagasc advisor when I've got a question, I get on a plane to Holland.
Tipperary hurling tails are up and rumour has it that All-Ireland tickets are already being promised and traded, such is the confidence in the Premier destiny of 2019.
Sealing a free trade agreement with South American bloc Mercosur after 20 years of talks is the European Union’s top priority, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said on Thursday.
The European Union has agreed a deal to allow US farmers a larger share of Europe's beef market.
An elderly farmer was airlifted to hospital following a dog attack in Co Cavan this week.
EU Member States today agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million.
Lakeland Dairies and Kerry have both announced unchanged milk prices for May supplies
Price volatility is a spectre that haunts every dairy farmer in particular. It was not always so. During the 30 years from 1977 to 2007 milk prices were extraordinarily stable, apart from regular seasonal variations.
Tractor registration figures issued by the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) covering the period to the end of May indicate a steady level of sales activity.
Ireland could be facing a very painful choice in the near future. The choice looming is between the farming sector, which is in long-term relative decline, and the non-agricultural export sector, which is many times bigger and the main driver of growth in the Irish economy.
The Farm Assist scheme needs to be overhauled, farm leaders have warned.
Siobhan English talks to the farmers at Tullow Mart about the Beef Bailout Fund, the ICBF ratings and their plans to cut silage this year
My daughter Emily returns this week from her trip to Tanzania, where she and a group from her school were involved in a rural building project.
The Save Leitrim Group has disputed a recent Department of Agriculture report that stated that 18.9pc of the county is in forestry, with the group claiming that the figure could be double the official figures
The Kerry Co-op shareholder redemption scheme may be introduced even if is not approved by shareholders at a Special General Meeting (SGM) next week it has emerged.
An election to determine the next IFA president will take place later this year as planned, the IFA has confirmed, after days of speculation that a rule change could be sought to allow Joe Healy continue in the role.
A new group of Green MEPs could push for a total review of the CAP 2020 reform proposals.
Glanbia has announced that it has held its milk price for the month of May.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds.
Farmers are one of the largest groups to feature on the on the latest Revenue Defaulters list which details tax defaulters for the cases of failure to file a tax return, failure to remit tax, or delivery of an incorrect return.
The New Zealand Government is considering banning live exports which are worth over $30 million to its economy in order to protect its farming brand.
A 99ac farm with a Georgian house that has been in the one family for 300 years is about to come on the market
It will be the end of the month before the first of the country's marts are fully operational for EID, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has admitted.
Farmers have been warned to be careful of the extreme dangers of slurry mixing after four "narrow escapes" at farms in Northern Ireland over the past two weeks
Reports from various marts around the country indicate that sheep prices are rising, with factories being forced to follow.
Changes to the Fair Deal scheme aimed at reducing "the stress and uncertainty" experienced by farm and business owners will cost €10m a year.
'Prime Time' reporter Fran McNulty has been announced as RTÉ's new agriculture and consumer affairs correspondent as George Lee revealed it was time for him to change his focus.
The country's 65,000 suckler farmers will share in the €100m Brexit aid package for the beef sector, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has confirmed.
Ornua has announced that Denis Cregan has been appointed the Chairman of Ornua following the resignation of Aaron Forde.
At the moment it seems everyone's mind is concentrated on the €50m EU beef fund that is coming down the tracks. The fund will be bolstered by a further €50m from the Government and few would argue that the €100m is not needed within the beef sector.
A FARM owner has been ordered to pay a worker over €18,000 after making him redundant after 30 years of service.
Over a quarter of British farmers back leaving the EU with no deal, according to a new survey.
Strong supply numbers continue to dominate all discussions around factory prices.
One of Kerry's most successful businessmen has come to the rescue of a charity by paying close to €2m at auction for a prime farm in the Kingdom.
A radical raft of measures to halt a slide in quality standards in the country's waterways is being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Ornua has announced that Denis Cregan has been appointed the Chairman of Ornua following the resignation of Aaron Forde.
The long-awaited overhaul of the Fair Deal scheme to reduce the burden on farm families and small business owners has been approved.
Unsettled weather has halted silage cutting in many parts of the country, but last week west Limerick agricultural contractor Michael Barrett and his crew (pictured) were at work at Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry.
Met Eireann projections indicate that the eastern half of the country will have 1.7 to 2.0 times average rainfall this week.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the Mercosur bloc of South American countries will soon sign a trade deal with the European Union, and he thanked Argentine President Mauricio Macri for his role in pushing for the commercial pact.
A former psychic has been convicted by a jury of the theft and money laundering of €1.6m.
Extra funding has been made available to a unique autonomous arable farming project aiming to deliver 'hands-free' harvesting.
Land prices in the West of Ireland have fallen for three consecutive years, according to new data from Sherry FitzGerald Research.
Claims and counter claims continue about the merits of Kerry Co-op Creameries Share Redemption Scheme continue this week ahead of a crucial vote in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee on June 19.
The British online supermarket Ocado has announced a pair of major investment deals to expand into vertical farming.
There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.
A Meath estate on 358ac of grass and tillage was withdrawn from auction during the week after being bid to €9.5m.
The minister responsible for fisheries has said he will not ask Irish fishermen to leave waters around Rockall, despite a renewed threat of enforcement action by the Scottish authorities.
First place in the Inventions in Agriculture Class last year went to Seamus Hession of Connacht Agri for his solar-powered feeder invention, the Solar 1200 Feedsman.
Live exports should be phased out due to their "unethical nature", Green Party agriculture spokesperson Pippa Hackett has said.
Two years after flying in thousands of dairy cows to beat a trade embargo, Qatari milk producer Baladna has made its first exports.
The Irish dairy industry recently got a sharp reminder that Brexit is not its only area of vulnerability. Fonterra, the huge New Zealand dairy cooperative that has long been admired by the Irish dairy industry, issued its second profit warning in three months and announced plans to sell some of its overseas businesses as well as closing processing plants internationally.
The overhaul of the Fair Deal scheme to make it easier for farmers and small business owners to pay for nursing home places will apply retrospectively.
Could a move to pay unprofitable farmers to stop farming solve a number of problems?
While questions were raised last week whether the farming community had actually voted for the Green Party, newly elected Green councillor Pippa Hackett is certain that they did as, after all, she is a farmer herself.
The notion of having a house with a few acres on the outskirts of the city is the dream of many a Dublin resident with roots in the land.
Jack and Theo Kirwan are the brothers behind Sprout, which they set up three and a half years ago. Their first branch on Dawson Street in Dublin, a favourite with Trinity students, closed earlier this year as the premises had been earmarked for re-development, but there are five other branches in Dublin and one in Meath, and plans to open another in the capital before the end of the year.
It's been another excellent month for farming. Dry ground, growth matching and slightly exceeding demand, some grass bales made, some reseeding completed, pit silage on target for early June, breeding on or even ahead of target.
John Garvey doesn't believe his new app FarmHedge is online shopping for farmers - he feels it goes beyond that and is game-changing for both farmers and suppliers.
Depopulations were a nightmare for dairy farmers in the late 1980s, but one such traumatic event 32 years ago proved to be a blessing in disguise for the one family in Co Cork.
Let the games, sorry, exams, begin! I breathed a sigh of relief when I dropped our daughter Sarah to school this week, as she joins 60,000 or so others in doing the Junior Cert and a similar number doing the Leaving. The wait is over.
LacPatrick Dairies (NI) Ltd pleaded guilty and was fined £2,500 plus £15 Offenders Levy at Coleraine Magistrates Court today for causing a polluting discharge to enter a waterway.
Following a meeting of the Board of ICOS, Jerry Long has been elected as President succeeding Michael Spellman who has completed his term of office.
Draft details of the €50m EU beef fund have been revealed from the European Commission, which state that the measures taken by Ireland will be aimed at reducing production as part of the scheme.
A farmer required medical attention after he was overcome by fumes while mixing slurry.
A farming couple who have reared almost 1,000 goats that have been sent to African families as part of the Bothar charity have been honoured by their local community.
All the lambs have been treated with pour-on against Blowfly strike.
The farming sector faces "massive challenges" in reducing its level of work-related fatalities and injuries, Teagasc director Gerry Boyle has warned.
The dairy industry has strongly denied that processors have put a quota on further milk expansion by accepting that carbon emissions from agriculture must be capped at current levels.
Gardaí are investigating if horsemeat unfit for human consumption was processed here before being exported to continental markets in an organised and sophisticated fraud operation.
The revelation in 2013 that some Irish beef burgers had up to 29pc horsemeat put the Irish agri-food sector in the headlines worldwide.
ICMSA and the Farming Independent are coming together to host a meeting to discuss farm debt, mortgage problems and vulture funds next week.
The argument for a milk price rise to be announced by all Co-ops when they set May milk price is irresistible, the Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee Ger Quain has said.
Beef processors have raised serious concerns regarding plans for greater transparency in the food supply chain.
Agricultural emissions are set to grow by four per cent over the next decade due to increasing cattle numbers, according to a new report published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A number of farms were searched this morning by the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in connection with suspected horsemeat fraud.
European wheat prices fell for a second session on Wednesday on technical elements and following a fall on U.S. markets due to easing concerns about potential crop damage.
New Zealand’s government on Thursday said it would tighten its oversight of how the giant Fonterra dairy cooperative sets the price it pays farmers for milk.
Recent heavy rain has seen land saturated over much of Ulster, Connacht and parts of Leinster and brought the 2019 silage season to a compete halt in many parts.
There has been much confusion among sheep farmers in relation to the new EID tagging system since it came into force on June 1.
An agreement on a common approach to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy is set to be further delayed as Member States seek clarity on the policy's future budget.
Barney O'Connell of Listowel and George Candler of Kilkenny both mention a drop in the quality of stock coming under their hammers in my mini mart reports this week.
An 80ac residential farm in Cork sold at auction last week, making €1.205m or €15,000/ac.
Met Éireann says the rain is set to continue and there is no indication of any "stable summer weather" ahead.
Global dairy prices sank for the second time in a row at an auction held early on Wednesday due to strong supply as prices eased off a long rally earlier in the year.
Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Tuesday she expects China will soon lift a ban on Brazilian beef, which was announced Monday, following a case of atypical mad cow disease found in the state of Mato Grosso.
A record number of French farms switched to organic production last year, helped by the grains sector catching on to the trend, the country’s organic food agency said on Tuesday.
NEW legislation that will make it easier for farmers and small business owners to pay for a nursing home place will finally be brought to Cabinet this month.
Lessons have been learned from mistakes made in Northern Ireland’s ‘Cash for Ash’ programme in the designing of the new Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) , CEO of Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) Sean Finan has said.
Farmers living in Doonbeg have been advised not to cut silage or spread slurry for the duration of President Donald Trump’s visit.
Overall debt levels on Irish dairy farms have increased over the last five years and now stand at €1.3bn, according to the latest National Farm Survey.
Prices at the factory gate appeared to be under further pressure yesterday with some quotes from agents back another 5c/kg on last week.
The GDT (Global Dairy Index) fell for the second time this year following a record gaining streak from December to May.
One Friesian cow has proved that she’s not a one-trick pony by fostering foals on a farm in Co Wexford.
Thousands turned out as Lurgan Horse and Cattle Society celebrated its 107th annual farming showcase on Saturday.
The second phase of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH), which will provide operational support for biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion heating systems has opened.
One of the most commonly used farming herbicides could be banned if excessive residues of the chemical continue to be found in public water supplies.
The proposed regulation governing the €100m Brexit beef package is expected to be cleared by EU Commission officials this week.
A new logo for food, drink and animal feed producers that use only Irish cereals is being sought by the Irish Grain Growers group (IGG).
UP to 30,000 farms are classed as economically vulnerable and at risk of poverty.
It is hard to judge whether last week's farmer meetings with various sheep processors around the country has yielded anything tangible on prices for producers.
The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has disputed claims that the bulk of grain used to make Irish whiskey is imported.
An EU farming review has raised concerns around the environmental benefits being delivered by Ireland's €300m Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP).
A 110ac non-residential farm at Whitefields, Beaufort, near Killarney in Kerry, sold at auction last week, making €1.925m or a strong €17,500/ac.
How Irish is 'Irish' whiskey? This is a valid question that our cereal growers have been asking for years. But nobody has been listening.
On a recent visit to a supermarket I was shocked at the sight of soft drinks being sold in gallon containers and giant packs of cheesy puffs that were as light as air, among a vast array of foods that were processed within an inch of their life.
Young farmers involved in sectors such as Dairy, Drystock (beef and sheep), Land Mobility and Other Enterprises (including horticulture, pigs, poultry, tillage) are invited to enter and the winner of each sector will compete to be crowned the 2019 FBD Young Farmer of the Year.
An estimated 1,500 vacancies has led to a crisis in recruitment of driver/operators of plant machinery in Ireland and a call by one industry leader to issue an appeal for women, retirees and people who want to upskill to consider the sector as a new or even a second career in order to sustain the building economy.