Features from the Irish Farmers Journal

ACRES scheme a proper disaster for the Burren, say farmers
Anne O'Donoghue
Almost a year and a half on from the Burren Programme being replaced by ACRES, local farmers Michael Davoren and Michael Collins speak to Anne O’Donoghue about the impact on the landscape and farmers.
Gort Mart on the silver screen
3 April 2024 Feature
Gort Mart on the silver screen
Gort Mart was recently transformed into a film set for the shooting of Where the Old Man Lives, a film that deals with isolation and rural crime. Anne O’Donoghue reports
Global conflicts adding to climate problem
28 February 2024 Feature
Global conflicts adding to climate problem
Climate change is hitting the most vulnerable food producing areas of the world the hardest, and this is made worse by global conflicts.
Cork TB outbreak ‘came from nothing’
Farmers locked up as a result of TB outbreaks outline how the disease has impacted on their farms, Tommy Moyles reports.
28 February 2024 Feature
Efforts to save the curlew need to be 'upscaled'
The annual report from the Curlew Conservation Programme recorded 42 chicks reaching fledging stage last summer, up from 19 chicks in 2022.
3 January 2024 Feature
Watch: a look back at Women & Agriculture 2023
As the year comes to a close, this Women & Agriculture 2023 video sums up some of the highlights of the conference, writes Ciara Leahy.
30 December 2023 Feature
A ginormous egg, a Belgian Blue calf and everything in between
From Co Cork, Seán Coleman has cows, horses and hens to keep him busy on the family farm. Outside the farm gate, from swimming, to floorball and GAA, he has lots more going on.
27 December 2023 Feature
Funding boost for research projects on ash dieback and methane
Over €24m in research grants was announced for agriculture related projects last week. Anne O’Donoghue reports on a selection of the projects that received funding.
20 December 2023 Feature
Harvesting 1,750ac of maize and soybean in the US corn belt
Sarah Hastings farms in Illinois. She told Claire McCormack that skyrocketing nitrogen bills increased her cost of production this year.
13 December 2023 Feature
Crop insurance and farm subsidies still eclipse conservation in US farm policy
Claire McCormack speaks to Jonathan Coppess, associate professor of agricultural policy and law, at the University of Illinois, about the US Farm Bill and the Trump vote among farmers.
6 December 2023 Feature
Global need to produce and protect environment
FAO work shows that the debate isn’t about production or protection of the environment in isolation. It has to be about both, Phelim O’Neill writes.
8 November 2023 Feature
In pictures: farming 100 Beefbooster cows on 640ac with minimum inputs in Canada
Seán LaBrie keeps around 100 cows and followers on his 'Difficulty Ranch' in Alberta, Canada. Claire Mc Cormack reports.
1 November 2023 News