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Lack of trust of dairy sector by tillage farmers remains a barrier
Stephen Robb
Tillage farmers were quick to raise the fundamental issues of mistrust in the dairy sector and their appetite for land as barriers to working together at the recent National Tillage Conference.
3 January 2024 News
Tillage farmers look to maintain area despite challenges
Most tillage farmers intend on maintaining their area into 2024, with more planning on expanding than are planning on downsizing.
20 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: Bring on gene editing
Operation Transformation’s Eddie Murphy warned us that loneliness is so damaging to our mental health, it’s the same as smoking 10 Major every day.
Farmer Writes: This autumn is best forgotten
Tillage and beef farmer Gerald Potterton writes about the autumnal weather and its impact on fieldwork.
25 October 2023 Farmer Writes
Centenary Thurles provides support fund for tillage farmers
Tillage farmers supplying Centenary Thurles are set to benefit from a support payment in light of the bad weather and poor yields.
6 October 2023 News
Tillage support scheme ‘way off the mark’ - IFA
The IFA has criticised Minister McConalogue for his delivery of what it says are insufficient supports for tillage farmers.
4 October 2023 News
Gardaí to escort combines around Electric Picnic 2024
A special Garda unit is set to escort farmers from their fields during next year's Electric Picnic in order to avoid disruptions to harvest.
6 September 2023 News
Uproar among local tillage farmers as Electric Picnic changes 2024 date
Electric Picnic is set to take place two weeks earlier next year from 16 to 18 August, which, according to local farmers, is during 'peak harvest time'.
30 August 2023 News