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Department of Agriculture

As farmers in the west continue to deal with a potential fodder shortage, the Department of Agriculture said it is in favour of a fodder relief scheme.
By Patrick Donohoe on 16 November 2017
Farmers who were hoping to apply may be left disappointed after recent comments made by the Department.
By William Conlon on 16 November 2017
For farmers thinking of applying for TAMS II grant aid it is important that they familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions to ensure they receive full payment.
By William Conlon on 16 November 2017
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By Farmers Journal on 17 November 2017
Lorcan Allen speaks to Padraig Brennan, director of markets and business conversion with Bord Bia, ahead of the upcoming trade mission to Japan and South Korea.
By Lorcan Allen on 09 November 2017
The Government looks positively on the proposals for the EU's next Common Agricultural Policy as they emerge from Brussels, but officials quizzed by the Oireachtas doubted the 2020 target date.
By Thomas Hubert on 07 November 2017
Eoin Lowry and Lorcan Allen reflect on the 12 months since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States and what it has meant for global agriculture and trade.
By Lorcan Allen on 08 November 2017
IFA rural development chair Joe Brady has highlighted the risk that the allocation of €395m, earmarked for the scheme in the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, will not be utilised.
By Contributor on 09 November 2017
The moves follows intervention by the Department of Agriculture earlier this year.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 27 October 2017
How likely you were to be cross compliance inspected depended on where you farmed.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 26 October 2017
Numbers rose to a peak last winter and that may be occurring again.
By Paul Mooney on 26 October 2017
A high powered delegation of Irish and Brussels officials were out inspecting farms this week.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 26 October 2017
Farm inspection rates varied widely across the country in 2016, Irish Farmers Journal analysis reveals.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 26 October 2017
Irish Farmers Journal nightly news: more rain warnings
Have you missed out on any of the top stories today? Catch up with the top five stories from today, Thursday 19 October.
By Patrick Donohoe on 19 October 2017
A dairy farmer has won a Supreme Court case against the Department of Agriculture over the unlawful sale of more than 200 seized cattle.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 October 2017
Commonage management plans must be submitted by 31 October 2017.
By William Conlon on 19 October 2017
Failure to address the issue will certainly put the farming organisations in a very difficult position.
By Justin McCarthy on 19 October 2017
The total number of eligible applications made last year was 124,593, says the Department of Agriculture.
By Paul Mooney on 19 October 2017
The number and identify of farms inspected for cross compliance is audited by the EU.
By Paul Mooney on 19 October 2017
Gerald Potterton, aside from hearing tales of newlyweds, argues that farming is becoming increasingly difficult due to the restrictions of the calendar.
By Gerald Potterton on 19 October 2017
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