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Intake for new farm apprenticeships to start next year – Harris
Amy Forde
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris spoke to the Irish Farmers Journal at the 2022 National Ploughing Championships on new farm apprenticeships.
21 September 2022 News
My Farming Week: Trevor Harris, Donadea, Co Kildare
Trevor is busy harvesting salads at present, but has a great mix of crops and animals on the farm.
Potatoes: finding market stability in a changing world
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, discusses the dynamics of the fresh potato market in Ireland.
My Country Living: Mauney Doyle of Iverk Show
A lifelong love of horticulture led Mauney Doyle to co-found the flower arranging competition at Iverk Show. In conversation with Niamh Gunn.
24 August 2022 Features
Proposed peat compost ban for NI dropped
The proposed ban would have had significant implications for the NI horticulture sector, particularly mushroom growers.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Labour shortages lead to £60m crop waste on UK farms
The UK’s fruit and vegetable farmers continue to be affected by a lack of labour available when it comes to picking and harvesting their crops.
16 August 2022 News
Find out how much you could be paid under the Organic Farming Scheme
The average dairy farmer could be paid €110,000 in the Organic Farming Scheme over the next five years.
21 July 2022 Schemes
Behind the scenes of the summer shows: Simon Johnston of Arva Agricultural Show
With the return of summer shows, our new series goes behind the scenes with the dedicated volunteers, this week we talk to Simon Johnston of Arva Agricultural Show. In conversation with Niamh Gunn.
20 July 2022 Features
New payment rates for Organic Farming Scheme revealed
Farmers in the drystock sector will be paid €300/ha for up to 70ha in year one and two of converting.
20 July 2022 Schemes
More permits and producer groups needed in horticulture sector - report
The conclusions on the fruit and vegetable sector from a KPMG report commissioned by the Department of Agriculture.
15 July 2022 News
Department examining potential for further Brexit supports
The Brexit Adjustment Reserve has strict criteria that must be met to qualify for funding.
14 July 2022 News
IFA horticulture delegation meets Coveney and Doherty
IFA president Tim Cullinan said it is hypercritical that our Irish horticultural market is reliant on imported peat as a growing media.
13 July 2022 Community