The future for Ireland is ‘warmer and wetter’ - Sweeney
Rachel Donovan
Most climate scientists will now suggest that 6 July was probably the warmest day for 100,000 years on the planet, Maynooth climate professor John Sweeney said.
3 November 2023 News
New European project aims to create drought-resilient crops
The project aims to develop new varieties of drought-tolerant crops by harnessing natural resources available.
22 October 2023 News
Record Australian beef prices reported in 2022
Australia's herd and flock rebuild in 2022 meant scarcity of factory supplies and high farm gate prices, but it is the opposite this year.
Farming’s first real climate change test under way in Spain
Another weak olive oil harvest is met with government plans and spending to save the industry.
8 October 2023 Global trade
In pictures: inside 25,000-head Canadian cattle farm exporting beef to Europe
Up to 25,000 cattle go through the Cattleland Feedyards in Canada every year and the farm also has 15,000ac of ground for silage and crops. Claire McCormack reports.
4 October 2023 News
Market Digest: stories from around the world
Briefings on how the global picture is changing for agriculture.
4 October 2023 World
Rewet bogs release 'substantial' methane, but rapidly become carbon sinks
"After 2085, the site will have a less warming impact than it would have had without rewetting," the study found.
30 August 2023 News
Brazil beef price at three-year low
Brazil's beef price has fallen from being almost on par with Ireland in March 2022 to just over the equivalent of €2.50/kg at present.
30 August 2023 News
Market Digest: stories from around the world
Brief news snippets from Germany, Australia, United States and China,
16 August 2023 World
Opinion: part-time farmers have full-time responsibilities
The difficult year has been hard for all farmers, but narrow weather windows are even harder to navigate for part-time farmers.
6 August 2023 Opinion
How drought prompted one Wexford farm to switch to organic
Sarah O’Sullivan reports from the Pollard farm in Ballywilliam, Co Wexford, where multispecies swards, combination crops and regenerative grazing are used in running a successful organic dairy farm.
19 July 2023 News
74% of consumers say locally-grown vegetables are worth paying more for
Bord Bia is encouraging consumers to support local growers by purchasing fresh, local, in-season fruit and vegetables.
19 July 2023 News