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Irish agriculture in spotlight at Bloom
Niamh Murphy
This year's Bloom festival will highlight the importance of agriculture, with particular emphasis on steps being taken at farm level to improve the environment.
14 May 2024 News
Hackett co-chairs meeting of horticulture industry forum
Minister Pippa Hackett co-chaired the spring meeting of the bi-annual horticulture industry forum and heard updates on progress of the National Strategy for Horticulture 2023-2027.
22 April 2024 News
Significant investment needed for Irish apple production
An apple research update at Teagasc Oak Park offered a comprehensive overview of advancements and future directions in research since August 2022.
IFA calls on retailers to support growers
The Irish Farmers' Association is calling on retailers to put a 2024 weather supplementary payment on fruit and vegetables to support horticulturalists.
5 April 2024 News
Industry partnership required for Agri-Food Regulator to deliver
Phelim O'Neill talks to Agri-Food Regulator CEO Niamh Lenehan about what the office can do for Irish farmers on UTP enforcement and increasing transparency in supply chain.
27 March 2024 News
Vegetable growers willing to 'throw in the towel'
An IFA horticulture meeting heard that retailer resistance to increasing prices and rising costs are pushing growers out of the sector.
13 March 2024 News
Minister McConalogue travels to east Africa for St Patrick's Day
The Minister for Agriculture will lead an international developmental mission to east Africa, underpinning Ireland's role as a leading donor of the World Food Programme.
13 March 2024 News
Labour costs could ‘tip horticulture industry over the edge’
The prices of fruit and vegetables will need to increase in the retail stores, according to Niall McCormack the IFA horticulture chair.
28 February 2024 News
IFA meets with Coveney to discuss staffing crisis in horticulture sector
Increases in staff costs over the past few months are enormous and have left the horticulture sector in an unsustainable position.
21 February 2024 Community
Horticulture input costs rise by 40% since 2021
The standout issue for horticulture in 2024 is labour costs and it is a key driver of overall input price inflation, according to a new report by Teagasc.
21 February 2024 News
IFA warns rising wage costs could put veg growers out of business
The IFA horticulture chair stated that the minimum wage increase came after the challenges of Brexit, COVID and the input cost crisis.
12 February 2024 News
Potato farmer to pay €88,000 for spray drift damage to Dublin orchard
The High Court heard that the apple grower suffered losses in revenue when they were forced to sell the apples for processing as a result of damage, rather than in retail.
9 February 2024 News