Despite a slowdown in December, full-year trade figures for European agriculture and food show the highest surplus ever recorded.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
A Fianna Fáil motion will call for direct support for suckler farmers and for Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to target the RDP underspend at low income farmers.
By Amy Forde on 19 February 2018
The next step for Irish beef access to the Chinese market rests with officials in China, following a visit last week from an Irish delegation.
Minister Creed has said he is mindful of developments internationally where many competitor countries are now moving towards the use of EID in their cattle populations.
A perfect storm of a trade deal with Mercosur along with Brexit denying Irish access to the UK market would finish our suckler industry.
By Phelim O'Neill on 15 February 2018
Analysis by Copenhagen Economics has found that in a hard Brexit scenario, Irish beef and dairy exports will be hit hard.
By Amy Forde on 13 February 2018
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has issued the UK with a warning to come up with solutions for the Irish border or face Northern Ireland remaining in the customs union.
By Amy Forde on 09 February 2018