In light of recent fodder shortages and the delayed start to spring sowing, which has limited crop options, industry is urging livestock and tillage farmers to work together this year.
By Stephen Robb on 19 April 2018
Nami Yamamoto is a part-time farmer growing rice and vegetables on 3ac near Kyoto – a typical farm size in Japan.
By Contributor on 19 April 2018
The EU Parliament vice-president believes that payments under CAP could improve production.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 18 April 2018
The new pilot programme will match tillage farmers with livestock farmers for supply of fodder.
By Michael Keaveny on 16 April 2018
Both US and European markets recorded losses over the previous week with weather continuing to dominate market direction.
By Stephen Robb on 17 April 2018
This week we hear from growers in Wexford, Laois and Galway and get an update on their spring progress.
By Stephen Robb on 12 April 2018
Many winter crops still await their first herbicide application, while others are awaiting a clean-up spray. Given the challenging spring, we ask what options are still available to tillage farmers.
By Stephen Robb on 28 March 2018
While some spring field work and planting was done in certain areas over the week, the majority of growers around the country are now behind in important field work.
By Stephen Robb on 24 March 2018
There may be opportunities in the coming days to make a start at spring planting, or catch up on other spring field work.
By Stephen Robb on 16 March 2018
Sector needs support to recover from "uninsurable losses" suffered during storm Emma.
By Michael Keaveny on 16 March 2018