Thomas Hubert is a journalist based in Co Meath. He first worked for the Irish Farmers Journal as a student intern in 2001 and won the Young Agricultural Journalist Award that year. He has been reporting for the newspaper and website ever since, whether from his native France, here in Ireland or from places as far flung as the Democratic Republic of Congo. He studied at Sciences Po, Paris, Dublin City University and Institut Pratique de Journalisme, Paris.
The two contenders for Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach have published their policy priorities, with hints of what they would do for farmers.
A survey of Irish people's attitudes to mental health problems showed farmers were also more likely to delay seeking help because of stigma.
Figures published by the ICBF show the top five most popular bulls on the Gene Ireland panel of beef bulls to date this year.