News & opinion

The latest farming news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with breaking news stories from the agriculture sector.

Editorial: farmers losing out on EU grants for green transition
The level of funding allocated to Ireland is among the lowest in the EU.
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Don’t give docks a second chance
Unfavourable weather conditions in late April and during the first half of May limited the opportunities for a pre-harvest herbicide application to dock-infested silage swards.
Farmer writes: weather for character building
Farmer writer Karen McCabe discusses a bumper haymaking year and the satisfaction of harvesting homegrown potatoes.
Issues with labour availability get real
Co Down farmer Derek Robinson questions whether the agri-food industry has reached a tipping point around scarce labour.
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Don’t give docks a second chance
Unfavourable weather conditions in late April and during the first half of May limited the opportunities for a pre-harvest herbicide application to dock-infested silage swards.
Minister on a summer tour of Ireland
From the hills of Donegal to the Boys of Wexford, Minister McConalogue seems to be taking the CAP debate nationwide.
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Students’ safety sheets help children to map farm safety hazards
The project will seek to engage farmers and children in a dialogue on farm safety and improve children’s knowledge of safe farming practices.
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Don’t give docks a second chance
Unfavourable weather conditions in late April and during the first half of May limited the opportunities for a pre-harvest herbicide application to dock-infested silage swards.
Minister highlights forestry improvements to protesters
Minister McConalogue and Minister Hackett have discussed the concerns held by farmers protesting forestry licencing hold-ups.
New bird flu vaccine puts the chicken before the egg
The vaccine has been developed to be created using cells rather than the traditional flu vaccines made in chicken eggs.
Two cases of ILT confirmed in Monaghan flocks
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that two cases of the infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) disease have been identified in poultry flocks in Co Monaghan.