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.
The Department of Agriculture is awaiting formal approval from the European Commission for the Irish derogation to the three-crop rule.
By Amy Forde on 23 April 2018
Now that Ireland has cleared the final hurdle for beef access to China, access for sheepmeat looks set to be next on the cards for the Department of Agriculture.
By Amy Forde on 22 April 2018
Phil Hogan has said that in many quarters the Common Agricultural Policy is viewed as the obvious target for cuts in the next EU budget.
The back payments are owed to farmers as a result of a European Court of Justice judgement on miscalculated levies.
A public consultation has been launched on the policy response to ash dieback disease.
Sites belonging to Aurivo, LacPatrick and Rosderra Meats have all failed to meet environmental standards, according to the EPA.
In the news today, Thursday 19 April; silage will be cut and baled at Shannon Airport today, feed mills remain under pressure and burned land penalties halve.
By Amy Forde on 19 April 2018