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See below your guide to what's happening in the farming community around the country this week.
By Eleanor McBennett on 21 September 2017
Listen: eagerness and uncertainty as Ploughing 2017 opens
Crowds have begun to fill the site of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 September 2017
During the summer, two new bulk meal bins were installed on the farm. Unfortunately, no one informed Katherine O'Leary about how noisy the delivery would be
By Katherine O'Leary on 21 September 2017
Joe Healy returned unopposed in IFA elections
IFA national returning officer Jer Bergin has announced that nominations have closed for the positions of IFA president, deputy president and regional chairs.
By Amy Forde on 14 September 2017
Tillage crisis fund applicants – where are they from?
Cork accounts for over half the applications to the scheme.
By Anthony Jordan on 12 September 2017
I see that IFA president Joe Healy is looking for a new manager for his Galway farm.
By The Dealer on 07 September 2017
Farmers react angrily to falling beef prices in Ireland while they are on the rise across Europe.
By Phelim O'Neill on 07 September 2017
The record level of rain which fell in Donegal has resulted in farmers being forced to house cattle and deal with decimiated ground. The IFA arranged for fodder to be transported to Donegal.
By Patrick Donohoe on 06 September 2017
IFA president Joe Healy talks to Anthony Jordan about the effect of rural crime on farmers.
By Anthony Jordan on 09 September 2017
Overemphasis on agriculture when it comes to Ireland's water quality – IFA
IFA environment chair Thomas Cooney has said that the 43 locations where waste water is being discharged need to be dealt with and that there needs to be a ring-fenced budget for agriculture.
By Amy Forde on 01 September 2017
Watch: 'actions do not match their words' – retailers pulling liquid milk price
A protest is set to take place on Wednesday in Portlaoise outside Aldi and Dunnes Stores.
By Anthony Jordan on 30 August 2017
An IFA delegation met Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly on Tuesday, to lobby for changes to the nursing home charges applicable to the value of family farms.
By Thomas Hubert on 30 August 2017
Creed welcomes EU anti-dumping fertiliser review
Minister Michael Creed is well aware that fertiliser is responsible for some of the highest costs on farms in Ireland.
By Anthony Jordan on 29 August 2017
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: factory grading and hen harriers
In the news today, 29 August: IFA calls on Minister Creed to act on factory grading and new Hen Harrier Scheme being developed on farms.
By Alison Sinnott on 29 August 2017
Fields covered in silt and stones, blocked roads, pen walls blown 50 yards from their foundations: we continue to survey the week's weather damage as the political fallout begins.
By Peter McCann on 25 August 2017
World plant-based milk day took place on August 22, with claims that plant-based milk is better for the planet, animals and for humans than cows’ milk.
By The Dealer on 24 August 2017
Recognise if you have a debt problem, engage, seek advice, and negotiate a settlement is the advice from IFA.
By Pat O'Toole on 24 August 2017
In week three of our liquid milk series, John Finn and Catherine Lascurettes of the IFA liquid milk committee explore the farmer margin discussion and a French initiative that increases retail price.
By Contributor on 24 August 2017
Free trade agreement needed to avoid 'devastating effect' of Brexit – Healy
With the UK and the EU positions now detailed on Brexit negotiations, IFA president Joe Healy has warned of the risks posed by current proposals.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 August 2017
Promoting farm safety has been to the fore this summer for Maura Canning
By Contributor on 24 August 2017
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