‘Robust business case’ needed to re-establish sugar beet industry
Amy Forde
The landscape has completely changed since Ireland exited sugar production and EU sugar quotas were abolished, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said.
24 January 2023 News
Could wheat replace maize in whiskey distilleries?
There is another year of data to be added to this research, which is showing promising results for the use of Irish wheat in whiskey production.
23 January 2023 News
Minister will take steps to make blackgrass a noxious weed
The suggestion to include blackgrass as a noxious weed came from the Irish Farmers Journal last June.
Fertiliser prices weigh on tillage farmers’ minds
Amy Forde spoke to tillage farmers at last week’s Irish Grain Growers group meeting about their cropping plans, the straw chopping scheme and fertiliser requirements.
18 January 2023 News
Return of 30,000ha of sugar beet could help meet tillage land target
If the sugar beet industry was running today, it would be extremely profitable, an Irish Grain Growers Group meeting heard this week.
11 January 2023 News
Grain Growers chair questions future of entitlements
Are entitlements really doing the active farmer a lot of service? the chair of the Irish Grain Growers Group has asked.
11 January 2023 News
Country Crest boss calls for national tillage co-op
Consumers want cheap food, Michael Hoey said, and expect that this food is going to be on the supermarket shelf every Monday morning or every Saturday.
11 January 2023 News
Could Diageo not have increased the pint price by another cent?
The Dealer is wondering why tillage farmers are so quiet, as everyone else seems to be covering their cost increases in the supply chain.
11 January 2023 Dealer
Snuff at a wake at tillage meeting
The statement was made by a tillage farmer, who believes that money will need to be allocated to the sector in order for it to reach the 400,000ha target set out in the Climate Action Plan.
11 January 2023 Dealer
Tillage sector not getting ‘a fair crack of the whip’
It is vitally important that the mindset is changed when it comes to the tillage sector in Ireland, an Irish Grain Growers Group meeting heard on Monday night.
10 January 2023 News
‘Blinkered vision’ blocking climate change solutions - IGGG
The Irish Grain Growers Group has criticised Government for not developing a Food Vision tillage group.
29 November 2022 News
Bank of Ireland expecting 1% to 1.5% interest rate hike over the next year
Farmers should expect rising interest rates over the coming six to 12 months, the head of agri at Bank of Ireland has said.
20 September 2022 News