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Backchat: Doon Social Farm open day
Maria Moynihan
Doon Social Farm in Co Limerick to host inspiring open day this May for the public
29 April 2022 News
Dublin strawberry producer bags €7.5m deal with Aldi
Sunglow Nurseries has been supplying Aldi for 14 years, with the latest contract seeing this continue for another three.
27 April 2022 News
Horticulture input costs increase as much as 49% – Teagasc
Teagasc says that a market response will be required to ensure the viability of the horticulture sector.
Looking towards increased production of plant-based foods
A recent seminar on plant-based food production in Ireland revealed that there is already quite an amount of activity in this space.
18 April 2022 Crops
Payments of up to €50,000/ha proposed for €2.8m veg scheme
Soft fruit growers are not set to receive payments under the package which was approved by Cabinet on Wednesday.
15 April 2022 News
Up to €70,000 per pig farmer for cutting production
A €16m pig sector package will see farmers cutting stock numbers, should they wish to claim payment under the scheme.
13 April 2022 News
Minister Hackett corrects Dáil record on peat
A Dáil comment by Minister Pippa Hackett on peat extraction and its later alteration have not yet provided clarity on the illegal extraction of peat.
13 April 2022 News
New pig package to deliver up to €70,000 per farmer
The Minister for Agriculture is bringing a pig and horticulture support package to cabinet for approval this Wednesday.
13 April 2022 Pigs
Importing peat could be ‘second Brexit’ for the mushroom sector – IFA
Mushroom growers could face a fivefold increase in peat costs after a High Court ruling on Harte Peat’s extraction of horticultural-grade peat.
1 April 2022 News
In Conversion: April diary update to how our organic entrants are getting on
Janine Kennedy catches up with our new entrants as they experience the highs, lows and everything in between associated with becoming organically certified
30 March 2022 Features
Weekly podcast: farmer survey findings, CAP entitlements and horticulture
Findings from our reader survey including farmers' plans to reduce fertiliser use and cut stock numbers, CAP entitlements and the impact of below-cost selling by retailers all feature.
24 March 2022 News
Energy costs drive 17% of horticulture farmers away from sector
Survey findings indicate that 170 horticulture growers could leave the sector in 2022.
23 March 2022 News