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Tillage
Ukraine’s farmers plan to grow twice as much spring wheat
Barry Murphy
Farmers in Ukraine have made changes to the crops they are planting based on factors, including market access.
11 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: change needed if forestry potential is to be harnessed
The forestry sector offers the potential to significantly increase income on Irish farms but we have been missing afforestation targets for years.
11 May 2022 Markets
IFA Potato Report: maincrop planting nearing completion
Planting of 2022 maincrop is now nearing completion in many areas, with many growers reported to have planted less due to input costs.
This week in photos: Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show 2022
Our top farming photos from the past week include picking up silage, proposed greenway concerns, planting potatoes, spreading dung and all the action from Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show 2022.
8 May 2022 News
Grain Trends: new crop up as old and new edge closer
New-crop prices continue to edge upwards in a volatile market where the gap between old- and new-crop prices continues to decrease.
4 May 2022 Markets
Rain was a welcome boost to all crops
While rainfall amounts varied over the weekend, the rain that fell provided a welcome drink for all crops and they instantly looked the better for it.
4 May 2022 Husbandry
International grain markets remain volatile
Weather factors around the world are once again impacting grain markets
4 May 2022 Markets
Potato market report: planting continues as area still expected to decrease
It is expected that escalating production costs will cause the area sown to potatoes to be lower this year.
27 April 2022 Crops
Coillte plan illustrates need for broader vision
A growing number of stakeholders now believe that there is a need for a Forestry Development Agency (FDA) to address the current crisis.
27 April 2022 Editorial
Coillte's €2bn plan includes 100,000ha of new forests by 2050
Coillte's plan is to create 1,200 jobs in rural communities "to enable the just transition to a low carbon economy in Ireland".
27 April 2022 Forestry
Grain markets: prices continue to edge upwards
International prices continue to edge higher this week, as concerns grow about new crop availability.
20 April 2022 Markets
Peas and beans back on the tillage scheme menu
The Tillage Incentive Scheme stipulation around not having extra protein crops has been removed.
13 April 2022 News