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Amy Forde
Amy Forde

News correspondent



Amy Forde has been appointed as a News Correspondent with the Irish Farmers Journal. Amy previously worked as a journalist at Agriland for two years, where she covered a range of news topics. She has an Arts degree from NUI Galway as well as an MA in Journalism and Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin. Hailing from Co Galway, she is interested in all things sport and plays camogie with Good Counsel GAA club in Dublin.

Bandon farmer Scott Kingston is switching half of his family's farm into dairying from beef and tillage.
By Amy Forde on 22 June 2017
"Some farmers haven’t been able to finance crops for this year, they haven’t been able to. They have no money, they got nothing from last harvest."
By Amy Forde on 16 June 2017
The number of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) letters that have been issued to neighbours of farmers who are retaining persistently infected (PI) calves has more than trebled on last year.
By Amy Forde on 15 June 2017
The newly appointed Minister for Employment and Social Protection says the people of Cavan, Meath and Monaghan have been treated disgracefully by EirGrid over the last 10 years.
By Amy Forde on 15 June 2017
Preliminary checks on online Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications began a number of weeks ago, allowing farmers to rectify any such non-compliance issues by 19 June.
By Amy Forde on 15 June 2017
The increase in milk production, coupled with an increase in milk prices, will see milk cheque payments boosted for May.
By Amy Forde on 15 June 2017
The European Court of Justice has made a judgment that purely plant-based products cannot be marketed with designations such as 'milk', 'cheese' or 'butter'.
By Amy Forde on 15 June 2017
Only 3% of Bank of Ireland customers’ total transactions are conducted over the counter – 97% of all transactions take place through other channels.
By Amy Forde on 15 June 2017
Further difficulties for farmers in NI over cattle tags
DAERA has announced a further temporary suspension on the authorisation of new and replacement cattle tags in Northern Ireland.
By Amy Forde on 13 June 2017
The boards of Glanbia, Carbery and Lakeland met on Tuesday, where they decided to increase their May milk prices.
By Amy Forde on 13 June 2017
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