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Amy Forde
Amy Forde

News correspondent



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.

In full: the statement on the IFA-Pat Smith settlement
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.
By Amy Forde on 22 February 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: tissue tags, calves and fodder
In the news today, empty rate on tissue tags, calves set sail and an update on the fodder transport scheme.
By Amy Forde on 21 February 2018
Farmers can now change genomic tag supplier under the BDGP scheme, however there is confusion as two different letters appear to have been issued to farmers.
By Amy Forde on 21 February 2018
LacPatrick holds January milk price
LacPatrick has announced that it will be holding its January milk price for supplies in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
By Amy Forde on 21 February 2018
Some of the services provided by Regional Veterinary Laboratories (RVLs) to farmers have been curtailed due to Department staffing issues.
By Amy Forde on 22 February 2018
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.
By Amy Forde on 22 February 2018
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.
By Amy Forde on 21 February 2018
A new regulation brought in by the Minister for Agriculture will see knackeries have to notify the Department of Agriculture with the ID of a fallen animal within a certain timeframe.
By Amy Forde on 22 February 2018
The cost of vaccinating badgers under the TB Eradication Programme is in the region of €4.3m per annum, according to the Department of Agriculture.
By Amy Forde on 22 February 2018
Separate dog attacks in Laois claim six sheep
Two separate dog attacks in Laois over the last week have claimed six sheep and numerous more are injured.
By Amy Forde on 19 February 2018
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