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Organic food could be identified by 'fingerprinting' test
New biochemical research could help tell the difference between organic and conventional vegetables.
By Danielle Crowley on 12 August 2017
Nowadays a very common plant in gardens, lady’s mantle is particularly noteworthy at this time of year, writes Gerry Daly
By Gerry Daly on 03 August 2017
Neven Maguire serves up a squash, kale and goat's cheese salad and a barley risotto with creamed carrots and butternut.
By Neven Maguire on 08 June 2017
Nuffield scholars from around the world are in Brazil where they visited the Wehrmann farm. Irish Farmers Journal reporter Lorcan Allen is among them.
By Lorcan Allen on 18 March 2017
'Unethical' SuperValu food promotion to be suspended
SuperValu, Ireland’s largest grocery retailer, will “suspend its current promotional programme from tomorrow, 4 February,” claims the IFA.
By Matthew Halpin on 03 February 2017
IFA slams SuperValu's 'free food' promotion
IFA president Joe Healy has accused retail giant SuperValu of acting unethically by offering customers free potatoes and carrots when they buy discounted beef.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 27 January 2017
Healy slams below-cost selling of veg in run-up to Christmas
IFA president Joe Healy has denounced the supermarket practice of selling vegetables at a low price in the run-up to Christmas.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 23 December 2016
Co Kilkenny tillage farmer Julian Hughes has just finished the spring barley harvest and thoughts are now turning to the carrot harvest.
By Julian Hughes on 05 September 2016
Irrigation season is in full swing and it isn’t pretty at times. In a country notorious for rain, we seem to spend an inordinate amount of time making it rain.
By Julian Hughes on 26 July 2016
Co Kilkenny vegetable and tillage farmer Julian Hughes has his carrots and parsnips in the ground with his thoughts turning to making a viable income from cereals.
By Julian Hughes on 10 May 2016
Christmas week sees a rush of consumers buying vegetables, but how much are the retailers selling them for?
By Patrick Donohoe on 24 December 2015
Farmer writes: veganism needs to remove its blinkers
There are two types of vegans in the world, writes Ciarán Lenehan, those whose beliefs are based on health and those whose attitudes stem from supposed animal cruelty issues.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 08 December 2015
The Driehsen farm at Tönisvorst, Germany, has 360 milking cows calving all year round. However the most unique feature of this farm is its’ little wooden hut at the farm entrance.
By Odile Evans on 22 November 2015
Salads are a great carrier of delicious flavours and can become the base for a fantastic dish, writes Neven Maguire.
By Neven Maguire on 23 April 2015
Farmer writes: Getting back in the cereal game
It's quietened down on Julian Hughes farm after a very busy period so he is taking stock and planning the growth of some spring cereals.
By Julian Hughes on 30 March 2015
Roasting is a great way to cook root vegetables. It draws out the most wonderful flavours, writes Neven Maguire.
By Neven Maguire on 26 February 2015
Farmer writes: It's always busy in the fields
It’s been another busy week for Julian Hughes with carrot and parsnip harvest ongoing, flower cropping and new crop ground preparation starting for the 2015/16 season.
By Julian Hughes on 17 February 2015
Recipe: Man flu broth
It’s flu season, writes Ethna Reynolds, and man flu seems to be hitting a lot of men hard, so here is a simple but but nourishing broth recipe.
By Farmers Journal on 09 February 2015
Christmas dinner: From the field to the table
From seeds and baby turkeys to your dinner plate, the Irish Farmers Journal details the journey of the traditional Christmas day feast.
By Farmers Journal on 22 December 2014
Gerald Potterton farms tillage and some beef at Kildalkey, Co Meath.
By Gerald Potterton on 18 December 2014
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