Amy Forde has been appointed as a News Correspondent with the Irish Farmers Journal. Amy previously worked as a journalist at Agriland for two years, where she covered a range of news topics. She has an Arts degree from NUI Galway as well as an MA in Journalism and Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin. Hailing from Co Galway, she is interested in all things sport and plays camogie with Good Counsel GAA club in Dublin.
On Thursday it was announced that the Irish Farmers Association and its former secretary general Pat Smith had reached a settlement ahead of a High Court case.
In the news today, empty rate on tissue tags, calves set sail and an update on the fodder transport scheme.
Some of the services provided by Regional Veterinary Laboratories (RVLs) to farmers have been curtailed due to Department staffing issues.
A proposed pilot period, which could see controlled hedge-cutting in August and controlled gorse burning in March, has yet to be passed as part of the Heritage Bill 2016.
The future of the suckler sector, farm safety and a well-funded CAP were the dominant topics at the penultimate CAP 2020 consultation meeting on Tuesday night, Amy Forde reports from Athlone.