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Hitting the hills in Donegal
With coastal scenery and green countryside, Inishowen Walking Festival makes a welcome return for a second outing this weekend, writes Naomi Hamilton-O'Donnell.
7 September 2022 News
European Central Bank is here to make things harder
Interest rate hike on Thursday makes mortgages and loans more expensive.
11 November 2021 News
Agri-food sector showed 'tremendous resilience' during pandemic – McConalogue
Minister Charlie McConalogue said the agri-food sector employed 163,600 people or 7.1% of total employment in 2020.
Climate Action Plan: targets set for cover crops and straw incorporation
Tillage farmers get detail on €50m allocation for Straw Incorporation Measure as target set for 10% of tillage area by 2030.
4 November 2021 News
Bird flu found in wild bird in Galway
The Department reiterates that strict biosecurity measures are necessary to prevent the introduction of avian influenza into poultry and captive bird flocks.
4 November 2021 News
Five-fold jump in funding for organics is ‘unsurprising’
Head of the Irish Organic Association said the Government allocation of €256m to organics last week is ‘unsurprising’ and in line with the Programme for Government commitment.
27 October 2021 News
Weekend weather: mixed showers and sunshine
The weekend will be mostly mild, with scattered showers and fresh coastal winds.
21 May 2021 News
My Farming Week: Mark McCann, Rush, Co Dublin
Mark McCann, a lettuce grower from Rush, Co Dublin, spoke to the Irish Farmers Journal about his business supplying supermarkets with fresh produce from the hinterlands of north Dublin.
19 May 2021 News
Is your farm ready for severe frost?
With severe frosts forecast this evening and temperatures to drop below freezing, to lows of -6°C, have you taken precautions to ensure your milking machine and shed drinkers won't freeze?
3 January 2021 News
Keelaghan Meats fined €16,000 for falsely labelling imported beef as Irish
Keelaghan Wholesale Meats Ltd in Ashbourne, Co Meath, was found guilty of six offences in total, including falsely declaring Irish origin for beef imported from Poland, Lithuania and Germany.
17 December 2020 News
Ration price hike on way for most farmers
Ration prices are up by €10/t, with a trade war threatening further hikes in feed ingredient prices.
2 December 2020 News
Farm to Fork: serious conversation needed on breeding techniques
The European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy aims to reduce pesticide use in the EU by 50% 2030.
2 December 2020 Protection