Farming news

The Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and informative farming news in Ireland. Browse through the articles below to keep up with the latest Irish farming news, opinion pieces, videos and more.

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen sacked
The newly appointed minister faced controversy for two weeks over a drink-driving offence.
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EDITORIAL
Cowen hits the road running but it’s a long road ahead
Minister Cowen is fortunate to take over the reins at a time when the sector has some positive political momentum behind it.
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Irish Shows Association Virtual Show 2020 - the show must go on(line)!
2020 is a very different year for our showing community and the Irish Shows Association has been inspired to adapt to the new normal and look to technology to keep the show on the road.
Farmer Writes: preparing for autumn and new politics
Kieran Sullivan considers the results of his lambing trial and plots out next year’s breeding season.
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Farmer Writes: holidays on the horizon
Gerald Potterton takes readers on a virtual farm walk ahead of a well-earned break in the Banner County.
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Irish Shows Association Virtual Show 2020 - the show must go on(line)!
2020 is a very different year for our showing community and the Irish Shows Association has been inspired to adapt to the new normal and look to technology to keep the show on the road.
DEALER
The Big Dealer: switch of direction in IFA
New IFA strategies, Derwin heads to China, altered photo, rambling on, Dáil changes and more in this week's The Big Dealer.
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Important farm safety advice from ESB Networks
With farm work in full flow, there has unfortunately been a number of accidents in recent weeks. Arthur Byrne, ESB public safety manager, outlines some timely safety tips.
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SPONSORED
Irish Shows Association Virtual Show 2020 - the show must go on(line)!
2020 is a very different year for our showing community and the Irish Shows Association has been inspired to adapt to the new normal and look to technology to keep the show on the road.
FORESTRY
Re-emergence of Mackinnon a key to programme for government
The new Government needs to implement the Mackinnon report, while there is broad support for 17 forestry proposals in the programme for government.
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Bird flu farmers get compensation
The IFA poultry chair said it would not cover costs but it would help.
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Department ‘considering’ poultry farmers’ case for support
Poultry farms affected by an outbreak of bird flu have culled flocks but are not eligible for any compensation due to the strain involved.
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