French farmers dump apples in call for ‘fair price’
Barry Murphy
Farmers are calling for a price increase of 20c/kg of apples to prevent the “death” of their orchards.
23 November 2022 Living Life
Female farmers take to the small screen, the focus of a new TG4 series
A new TG4 series, Mná na Talún, will focus on the lives of four female farmers, writes Anne O’Donoghue.
22 November 2022 News
Potato growers need ‘fair share’ of retail price - IFA
The IFA has called for potato growers to receive a fair share of the retail price for their produce and warned of rising input costs and uncertainty.
Allow peat moss to be extracted for mushroom and fruit growers – report
The report could not determine how much peat moss is currently in the State, as those in the peat sector refused to engage with its survey.
10 November 2022 News
Dutch cow numbers to decline by 20-30%
Aidan Brennan reports from Holland, where farmers there are feeling the wrath of new environmental rules which are going to shake up farming in the intensive dairy country.
9 November 2022 Markets
Quotas for dairy and some meat jobs filled
Some 1,500 meat processor operatives have been hired by the sector following the provision of general employment permits in October 2021.
9 November 2022 News
Views sought for new horticulture strategy
In 2021, the sector had a turnover of €521m and directly employed over 6,600 people.
1 November 2022 News
Sweetcorn is growing up a gear with an Oxbo multi-crop harvester
When it comes to taking the next step with sustainability or a new farming enterprise, the Hagans “don’t let perfect be the enemy of good” and just get on with it. Writes Amii McKeever.
5 October 2022 Features
Lidl opens horticulture farm for school tours
The farm in Newbridge will cater for school tours and educate primary school children on where their food comes from.
5 October 2022 News
Almost 90% of new Organic Farming Scheme entrants in beef or sheep
Across all enterprises, these farmers will account for an additional 16,000ha of organic land in Ireland.
2 October 2022 Schemes
Intake for new farm apprenticeships to start next year – Harris
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris spoke to the Irish Farmers Journal at the 2022 National Ploughing Championships on new farm apprenticeships.
22 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.
21 September 2022 News