Why the European Central Bank rate cut matters for farmers
Lorcan Roche Kelly
Higher interest costs for processors meant they were able to pay farmers less in 2023.
29 May 2024 News
Outlook for farm input costs is improving, but risks remain
What’s next for fertiliser, feed and fuel prices after three years of volatility.
15 May 2024 News
Kuhn order intake down by 34.7%
Kuhn has reported that in the first quarter of 2024, the machinery manufacturer's order intake is down 34.7% on the same period in 2023.
Losses continue at fake meat maker
Beyond Meat’s latest quarterly update showed declining revenue and another loss.
9 May 2024 News
Demand for new machinery in Europe at lowest in seven years - CEMA report
According to the latest CEMA market trends report, the current demand for new machinery is worse than it has been for more than seven years.
1 May 2024 News
Carbery Group produces 'steady' performance in challenging year for dairy
Turnover and earnings both drop at west Cork-based processor.
24 April 2024 News
ECB interest hikes last year cut milk prices by almost 1c a litre
Central bank set to slowly start reducing rates in June as inflation continues to fall.
12 April 2024 News
Farmers need finance more than fodder
The winter looks like it may be coming to an end, but the long shadow cast by the last 18 months means farmers need financial backing. So how about a low-interest loan fund for smaller farmers?
10 April 2024 Dealer
Surge in demand for credit union farm loans
TAMS has driven a jump in farm building loan applications of over 50% with credit unions' farm lending option.
3 April 2024 News
Irish inflation drops below 2% according to latest CSO estimate
Initial reading for March inflation shows price-growth below ECB target .
3 April 2024 News
Focus on what you can control
Some common sense on inspections is badly needed at a difficult juncture for the farm sector.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Huge variation in interest rates needs explaining - IFA
The IFA has called banks out on the disparity of interest rates, saying farmers "cannot afford to be paying artificially inflated interest rates for loans”.
13 March 2024 News