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Opinion: farmers are failing the sprayer test
Pat O'Toole
It should worry all farmers that only 2,360 sprayers currently have a valid certificate of test. This is not how to protect continued pesticide usage.
1 February 2023 News
Thousands of sprayers out of test
There are over 36,000 accredited professional users, more than 15 for every certified tested sprayer.
1 February 2023 News
Warning over security on loan borrowings
Having too much security attached to borrowings can be counterproductive, farmers say.
Opinion: farmers, like meetings, may have to go hybrid
Conference season takeaways from a hectic month for farmer meetings in advance of the spring workload.
28 January 2023 Opinion
Glyphosate detected in one-quarter of Irish people sampled
A study showed that almost 60% of people exhibited exposure to glyphosate, altough at levels that are a fraction of the EU's acceptable limit.
25 January 2023 News
Opinion: food production's environmental challenges are acute in the Netherlands
"Where will it all end" is the weary cry of many farmers. Looking at the Netherlands might provide some illumination
21 January 2023 Opinion
Kerry fixed milk concerns emerging
Kerry suppliers have received lower top-ups than other co-ops, and a support scheme that was opened closed very quickly
18 January 2023 News
Rain replaced by frost and snow
As the weather changes from wet to freezing, ground conditions for slurry spreading remain difficult.
18 January 2023 News
Opinion: two meetings of two halves each - Tirlán's internal dialogue
Tirlán's regional meeting in Dungarvan saw the success story that is laid out for its shareholders and suppliers. So how is the co-op so unconvincing when it comes to the fixed milk price schemes?
14 January 2023 Opinion
Milk price will be ‘historically high’ despite pressures - Bergin
The first Tirlán regional meeting heard that the co-op has been supporting milk price for four months already. The level of support for fixed milk schemes was raised from the floor.
11 January 2023 News
Tirlán fixed milk price supports debated in Dungarvan
The issue dominated questions at the first of five Tirlán regional meetings, following last Friday's packed IFA meeting.
11 January 2023 News
Farmer income fears for year ahead
The latest Irish Farmers Journal farmer survey reveals apprehension among farmers for incomes for the year ahead. On balance, though, farmers are still positive about their business.
4 January 2023 News