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IFA seeks Department investigation into potato QA mislabeling
Noel Bardon
The IFA is looking for Department officials to investigate a recent incident involving the misuse of Bord Bia's origin Ireland quality assurance mark.
18 January 2023 News
Keogh’s Farm could face fines after misuse of Bord Bia QA mark
The consequences of Keogh’s mislabelling of foreign potatoes as being Irish will be determined through an audit of its premises.
18 January 2023 News
Keogh’s error sees Bord Bia QA label used on French potatoes
Potatoes originating in France found their way on to some Irish supermarket shelves in packaging displaying Bord Bia Quality Assurance labeling.
Bord Bia to launch campaigns to promote mushrooms and potatoes
Bord Bia will also submit applications for the sustainable EU food promotion funding announced by the European Commission this week.
18 January 2023 News
Irish charity tripling potato yields in east Africa
Vita is helping small farmers in Africa to grow potato yields by improving seed quality and helping farmers to implement better husbandry practices.
28 December 2022 News
Veterinary medicine pragmatism trumps politics with protocol
Extension of veterinary medicines grace period shows that when a solution really has to be found, it can be.
16 December 2022 News
Tillage Podcast: field work, slurry and 2023 grain prices
On this week’s show, Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh talk field work, nitrates rules, potatoes and much more.
1 December 2022 News
Potato growers need to receive a fair share of retail value
Now more than ever, potato farmers need the market to return a fair price that makes their farms viable.
30 November 2022 Community
UK seeks EU derogation for seed potatoes
Since the UK left the EU in 2020, potato seed from Britain has been banned from entering in the EU.
30 November 2022 News
Lively potato conference tells of progress and concerns
This year’s potato conference was moved from spring to post harvest to avoid a clash with the World Potato Congress, which took place in Ireland earlier this year.
30 November 2022 Crops
Tillage podcast: breaking yield records this harvest
From record yields to marketing potatoes there is a lot to talk about on this week’s Irish Farmers Journal Tillage Podcast.
24 November 2022 News
Market promotion has helped potato demand
The targeting of millennial consumers with a promotional campaign for potatoes has opened up a great value carbohydrate source to them and reversed the consumption decline.
23 November 2022 News