CAP future must include bioeconomy strategy - Hogan
Europe needs a strong bioeconomy as part of the 21st century rejuvenation of our rural areas, according to the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan.
Europe needs a strong bioeconomy as part of the 21st century rejuvenation of our rural areas, according to the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan.
New Zealand's 2018/19 season has started with a hiss and a roar, according to ASB bank, but increased spending more on pasture maintenance and animal health has increased production per...
A group of farmers in Wexford, led by IFA Wexford, have set up a second blockage on the M11 construction site today.
A group of around 20 farmers blocked a motorway that is under construction amid claims the work is affecting their farms.
A group of approximately 20 farmers have blocked a motorway that is under construction amid claims that the ongoing work is impacting on local...
There is a huge number of farmers and farm families worried about vulture funds and the impact on their loans, a Joint Oireachtas Committee on the sale of loans to unregulated private investment funds heard today. It also heard calls for greater regulation of receivers, some of whom are going around the country like ‘cowboys’.
The so-called Brexit 'backstop' is a huge protection for Irish farmers, according to the Tanaiste Simon Coveney.
Ireland ranks second in the world in a new global food security index after being overtaken by Singapore.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement and named five agri-food companies for failing to meet necessary environmental standards.
Legislation that will bring ease the burden of nursing home fees on farm families is due before the Dail within weeks.
It was record imports of Irish butter this summer into the US that helped drive the level of butter imports to record levels.
Labour, or the shortage of it, is being cited as a growing issue in the agri sector, a new report states.
Farmers are holding off making serious machinery investments on their farms at the moment, in light of Brexit uncertainty, according to Gary Ryan.
Officials from Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture will be before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) tomorrow to discuss Teagasc’s...
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, urged meat processors to engage positively with their farmer suppliers at today's Beef Forum, as the...
Young trained farmers face a cap in the level of farming supports they can avail of at reduced tax rates.
A new report from the House of Commons in the UK has said there is an "insufficient" approach to considering specific agricultural concerns in Northern Ireland.
An award-winning documentary, telling the story of Thomas Reid, who successfully fought a CPO on his farm will be shown in cinemas around the country.
Kerry milk suppliers will be able to forward sell up to 20pc of their milk next year, under the third 'forward milk price' scheme to be launched by the processor.
A company was effectively warned by a vulture fund there would be repercussions if it chose to appear before an Oireachtas committee.
Kerry Group has announced its base milk price for September, keeping it unchanged from its August price.
The EU is entering 'crunch time' in relation to the EU budget and the future CAP proposal, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has said.
Ireland has just 560,000ha under forestry, or 11pc of land area, a figure far below the EU average and our national target, a recent panel discussion on the topic heard.
'More money for farmers" was shouted in the Dáil chamber as Paschal Donohoe announced some of his measures for the agri sector. But yesterday's Budget was far from a hand-out to farmers. Much of the increased spend is a helping hand to the broader agri sector and will have left many farmers wondering if there is anything new in it for them.
Farmers can expect a new suckler payment and a restoration of the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) payments to €250m from the Budget today.
A man has died following a farm accident in North Tipperary this morning.
A new testing method for liver fluke, which would allow farmers test their own cattle without having to send samples away, is current being trialed.
The IFA is to lead a protest of farmers outside next week's beef forum and will not participate in the forum.
There is a risk that more farms will permanently opt-out of the income averaging system in the years following the abolition of the milk quota system, a new report addressing the issue of income volatility on Irish dairy farms has found.
Three in four farmers expect Brexit to impact negatively on their business, according to latest Bank of Ireland Agri Pulse results.
Ploughing organiser Anna Marie McHugh robustly defended the handling of the ad-hoc shutdown during Storm Ali, saying: "We can't be accountable for people not doing what they were asked to do."
Wexford man John Whelan and Eamonn Tracy of Carlow will represent Ireland at the World Ploughing Championships in the US next year, after taking the top two titles in Tullamore yesterday.
Next year’s National Ploughing Championships is set to take place in Carlow, although NPA officials would not confirm it after Carlow TD Pat Deering let it slip that it would be held in his constituency next year.
Heroic efforts overnight by the staff at the National Ploughing Championships have turned the site around and back open to the public, after it was shut yesterday.
Tomorrow at the National Ploughing Championships will go ahead organisers have confirmed and it has also confirmed that the event will take place on Friday.
THE second day of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, will have a delayed opening to the public, but is to go ahead.
Day two of the National Ploughing Championships has a delayed start, due to adverse weather conditions.
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Two parcels of land in Co Meath, which was being sold by vulture fund Promontoria, has been removed from the online auction site.
The dairy landscape may be about to change dramatically in New Zealand as environmental constraints impact on the sector.
Biotechnology advances such as gene editing could be the rural electrification of our time, according to Ted McKinney, the US Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.
While Brexit presents some opportunities the threats facing the Irish agri-food sector are far greater, according to Love Irish Food.
Farming and food production needs to get smarter, cleaner, and greener – and fast, according to the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan.
New research released by accounting body IFAC shows that 83pc of Irish agri food small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have no clear succession plans in place.
More arrests have been made in an ongoing dispute over land in Wexford.
Dairygold has announced its July milk price for suppliers.
Police in Northern Ireland have issued an appeal for information after 12 vintage tractors were stolen.
Kerry Group has announced a milk price rise of 1c/L (VAT inclusive) to its suppliers for July milk.
A three-year plan to manage the deer population in Wicklow has been approved by the Department of Agriculture, along with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaelteacht.
The UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said that he is “incredibly confident” of the UK striking a deal on Brexit in March.
Dairy farmers are facing an €800m financial hit this year, the ICMSA has said.
Supervalu has announced that it has agreed financial support for Irish vegetable growers to ease drought crisis.
The representative body for all national newspapers, Newsbrands Ireland, has launched a five-point plan calling for support for independent journalism and an end to what it says are draconian defamation laws in Ireland.
Thousands of volunteers are sought for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park next month, including ministers of Communion who are 'steady on their feet'.
The average dairy net margin in 2018 could be down by 60pc, new figures from Teagsc show, with the average dairy farm income could fall to €45,000.
In 2017 average total payment received was €17,659 per farm and this accounted for 56pc of average farm income.
Irish farmers invested almost €835 million in 2017, an increase of 16% on the 2016 level, figures from Teagasc show, with the typical farm investing jus tshy of €10,000.
Potato supplies are 'critical' in some parts of the country, as weeks of drought conditions take hold.
Kerrygold, Ireland's leading butter brand, is facing a potential law suit over it's 'grass-fed' claims.
China increased its dairy imports by 30pc during the first three months of this year, with butter the main driver in the increase.
Bord na Mona is to receive over €100,000 for a trial fish farm in the midlands, one of the largest seafood grants made available by the Department of Agriculture recently.
A 73-year-old man has died after he was struck by a tractor while working in a field.
Ireland is completely off course to achieve its 2020 and 2030 climate change targets, according to the Climate Change Advisory Council’s Annual Review 2018.
Europeans continue to eat food that is largely free of pesticide residues or which contains levels of residues within legal limits, the latest monitoring figures show.
The potential for an unprecedented fodder crisis this coming winter is growing by the day, according to Mr. Pat McCormack, President of ICMSA.
A 73-year-old man has died following an accident on a farm in Co Galway.
Some 40pc of consumers do not entirely trust dairy companies, according to research presented by Larry Ryan Director, Behaviour & Attitudes.
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has formally written to the European Commission seeking support for the relaxing of a number of conditions, which could potentially make a significant amount of land available for the conservation of fodder.
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A group of local farmers in Cork came together to help reseed a 40-acre field in Cork that hadn't been reseeded in 40 years.
Patrick Hickey farms with his wife Elaine and brother John with two dairy farms in the midlands and three other brothers involved in dairying.
The IFA has accused meat factories of 'hijacking drought conditions to cut beef prices and undermine the market, saying that over the past four weeks prices have been cut by up to €80/head.
As the country continues to bask in sunshine, farmers with drought conditions face mounting feed bills as grass growth remains severely curtailed.
A Co Monaghan community is in shock after a "well-known and popular" man died following a tragic farming accident on Tuesday afternoon.
The latest Global Dairy Trade event, which took place today, has seen most prices slump, with the overall index price down 5pc.
Some dairy farmers are earning thousands of euros less than others, based on the base milk price paid by the main eight processors.
Almost 100,000 farmers are set to receive a refund that was deducted from their 2016 Basic Payment.
New figures about the national forest estate show that the national forest estate is expanding and has now reached 11pc of the total land area.
Qatar has opened its doors to Irish meat and meat products, the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has announced.
The ICMSA has called on Glanbia to address the milk price gap, after it announced it was paying suppliers 29c/L as a base price for May milk.
As temperatures continue to soar across the country, one county's fire services attended 42 gorse, forest and wildland fires in two days.
Farmers in Leinster are dealing with drought conditions and many facing fodder issues as the lack of rain in recent weeks means has seen grass growth slow significantly.
The Ombudsman received over 3,000 complaints about public services including Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, including one where a man complained to the Ombudsman when the Department of Agriculture imposed a penalty on his application for a Basic Payment in April 2016.
A farmer received a refund after a €27,550 penalty was imposed on him in relation to a Rural Environmental Protections Scheme (REPS) payment.
Both Dairygold and LacPatrick have announced their May milk prices with a difference of almost 2c/L between the two processors.
After a multi-million euro makeover, Royal Caribbean's 'ultimate family ship' is back.
Kerry Group has increased its base price for May milk supplies it announced today.
Glanbia will pay its Member milk suppliers a base price of 29c/L, maintaining the price it paid in April.
Farmers in some parts of the country are facing possible moisture deficits as the good weather continues.
Farmers may frustrated at their co-ops and blame them for the price of milk, or cattle, but they need to remember that the co-op model delivers, outgoing ICOS President Martin Keane.
The Larry Goodman-owned ABP has announced an investment of £17m for the planned redevelopment of its Perth processing plant in Scotland.
The much-maligned Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is among the EU’s oldest policies and, for many, its most successful.
Young farmers and the environment are the two key focus areas of new proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU Commissioner Phil Hogan announced today.
A cap on the level of direct EU supports to farms across Europe will be set at a maximum of €100,000, with Member States able to set a national cap of between €60,000 and €100,000.
Ireland and a number of other EU countries have signed a memorandum requesting that the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget is not cut.
Some of the largest EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments to Irish recipients were not just to farmers, but beef barons, Arab sheikh's and semi State bodies were all in receipt of hundreds of thousands of euro last year.
Ireland’s total greenhouse gas emissions will increase from current levels to 2020, underpinned by strong economic growth, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Arrabawn suppliers have been told that sustainability and the environment must be prioritised if we are to avoid expansion issues experienced in the likes of New Zealand and Holland.
A new report, launched today by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has identified 15 markets by sector that are likely to present growth opportunities for Irish agri-food exporters.
Forestry felling licenses are taking up to a year to process farmers are being warned by the IFA.
Allegations of misappropriation of expenses and voting irregularities and attempts to postpone its elections to determine a new President and national officers have rocked the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA).
The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) is facing major questions over its president's salary two years after a row over pay rocked the organisation.
THE Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) is facing major questions over its president's salary two years after a row over pay rocked the organisation.
Thomas Reid hit the headlines when he took on the might of the IDA over its attempt to compulsory purchase his 72-acre farm in Kildare just yards from tech giant Intel's massive Leixlip campus.
Kepak Group has announced that it has signed a five-year distribution contract with China-based Esen Agro Group.
Lakeland Dairies has announced its milk price for April supplies - the first of the major processors to do so.
The Ornua PPI stabilising for the first time since last October is a clear indication that Irish co-ops have seen the worst of dairy returns, according to IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan.
A female farmer from Donegal has been named the Milk Supplier of the Year with Aurivo, the first in the history of the awards.
The Government has committed to eradicate bovine TB from the national herd by 2030, FarmIreland.ie can reveal.
Finance Ireland, supported by funding from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and Rabobank, has announced that it plans to make the MilkFlex loan product available through participating Co-Ops across Ireland.
Kerry TD Micheal Healy-Rae has slammed the Government's proposed 'drink link' service, which will provide 50 rural transport links in 19 counties on a trial basis.
The routes in the 19 counties set to benefit from a new, dedicated rural transport link can be revealed by Independent.ie
The main UK farming body, the National Farmers' Union, is leading calls for British farmers to become the number one supplier of choice to the UK market in light of Brexit.
There was a very mixed provincial performance for the agricultural land market in 2017, according to a new survey by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Agricultural Economics and Farm Surveys Department of Teagasc.
Amid criticism from farming organisation over the introduction of mandatory electronic tagging for the sheep sector, Meat Industry Ireland has said the move is necessary.