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Labour costs could ‘tip horticulture industry over the edge’
Kelsey Daly
The prices of fruit and vegetables will need to increase in the retail stores, according to Niall McCormack the IFA horticulture chair.
25 February 2024 Pigs
The fall and rise of the Irish pig sector
Over the last three years, the Irish pig sector has experienced the full gamut of global shocks, ranging from weather events to the outbreak of war, writes Michael McKeon, Teagasc Moorepark.
23 February 2024 Schemes
European Commission proposes to cut some farm inspections by 50%
The move will be discussed by agriculture ministers from across the EU at next week’s Council of Agriculture Ministers on 26 February.
Late spring could see 15% of dairy and beef farms short of fodder
Farmers should plan for early nitrogen and slurry applications to improve spring grass production, the National Fodder and Food Security Committee heard on Wednesday.
25 January 2024 News
A view from China - a shift away from pork
Pork and rice are two critical staples in the diet in China and, therefore, the price and supply of both are held as a high priority by China’s government.
17 January 2024 Viewpoints
Food security tops agri-food agenda for Belgian EU council
Belgium took the reigns of the EU council on 1 January and has committed to ensuring food security takes centre stage in farming policy.
9 January 2024 News
Farmer Writes: one third of my paddocks are under water
The likelihood of turning out cows in five weeks' time seems very remote for English farmer Joe Collingborn.
7 January 2024 Farmer Writes
ICMSA welcomes new EU council’s position on food security
Belgium took over the presidency of the council of the EU, stating that it will pay “specific attention to our food production autonomy”.
5 January 2024 News
Dempsey at Large: a dangerous assumption
In the analysis, the European Commission gave up-to-date EU self-sufficiency figures for all the main farm products for 2022 and the five-year average.
3 January 2024 Viewpoints
Emissions from agriculture lower than previously thought
Agriculture now estimated to cause 12% of global GHG emissions and 25% reduction target for livestock set for 2030.
13 December 2023 News
Commissioner floats idea of third pillar in next CAP
The EU's farm commissioner sees the need for further CAP funds beyond 2027, particularly for dealing with farm sector crises.
13 December 2023 News
Commission has a vision for farming, but has it the money?
The EU's agricultural outlook conference showed the Commission is on a journey of understanding about the need to support food production in a time of instability, but is it too little too late?
13 December 2023 Dealer