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Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: Teagasc outlook and Kerry co-op
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Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: Teagasc outlook and Kerry co-op

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Good morning. In the news today: Teagasc sees 5% farm income growth next year, soil samples for GLAS "running behind target" and more resources for Brexit.
Good morning. In the news today: Teagasc sees 5% farm income growth next year, soil samples for GLAS "running behind target" and more resources for Brexit.

Weather forecast

It will be cold and dry today. Frost and pockets of fog could linger for a time in places, with little or no wind. It will be fine and sunny over much of the southern half of the country, but more cloud about further north, though some sunny breaks will occur here too. Top temperatures will range from 4°C to 6°C where fog is slow to clear, but 7°C to 10°C elsewhere.

In the news today

  • The average family farm income will increase by 5% in 2017 after stagnating this year, according to Teagasc’s annual outlook. Read the full range of Teagasc’s predictions for next year here.
  • The Kerry co-op board has brought back a familiar name in its fight against Revenue over the shares issue.
  • Soil sample volumes coming into labs for testing under the GLAS nutrient management plans are running behind expected levels.
  • Aidan Cotter, CEO of Bord Bia, has said that the industry does not have enough resources at the moment to deal with the challenge that is Brexit.
  • And a tractor driver was fined yesterday in Co Meath for holding a mobile phone while driving.
  • Coming up today on www.farmersjournal.ie

  • Property of the week.
  • My farming week.
  • Preview of next week’s print issue.
  • What’s on today

  • UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science research seminar series
  • AIB/Macra na Feirme seminar in Waterford.
  • To see what’s coming up, visit our agri-events calendar.

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