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CAP viewed as obvious target for cuts in EU budget – Hogan
Phil Hogan has said that in many quarters the Common Agricultural Policy is viewed as the obvious target for cuts in the next EU budget.
By Amy Forde on 20 April 2018
Watch: Shannon airport bales a 'godsend'
Bales have already been delivered to farmers who need them due to the fodder crisis.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 20 April 2018
Shannon Airport has brought their silage date forward to help local farmers experiencing fodder shortages.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 19 April 2018
Following an emergency board meeting on Tuesday night, the chair of LacPatrick has been instructed to initiate merger talks.
By Paul Mooney on 19 April 2018
Phil Hogan will be the keynote speaker at the IFA-European Commission Citizens' Dialogue in Kilkenny this Friday.
By Odile Evans on 19 April 2018
Average dairy prices rose by 2.7% at this week’s GDT auction in New Zealand.
By Odile Evans on 19 April 2018
Citizens' Assembly's proposed carbon tax a 'no go' – IFA
The IFA has said there are many aspects of the report that provide a real platform for change in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
By Michael Keaveny on 18 April 2018
‘Farmers are at breaking point’ – Healy
Heavy overnight rain in many parts has added to the financial difficulties faced by farmers.
By Odile Evans on 17 April 2018
River Basin Management Plan for Ireland welcomed by IFA
The new River Basin Management Plan 2018-2021, launched by the Department of Housing on 17 April, has been welcomed by the IFA but others say it does not go far enough.
By Odile Evans on 17 April 2018
Farmers recognise the importance of having a sustainable farming sector, economically, environmentally and socially.
By Contributor on 19 April 2018
Vacant site levy clarification, slurry spreading deadlines, cattle prices and BVD sample protocol.
By Contributor on 19 April 2018
Agricultural tractors exempt from testing regime
Fears that agricultural tractors would have to undergo NCT-style testing have abated.
By Amy Forde on 16 April 2018
New empty tag protocol in place from next week
In an attempt to address the rising number of empty BVD samples, a new protocol has been put in place.
By Odile Evans on 13 April 2018
With more bite in the cattle trade, farmers are being advised to demand higher returns.
By Darren Carty on 12 April 2018
Beyond new criteria on climate, soil and terrain, the redrawing of areas eligible to the Areas of Natural Constraint scheme can be "fine-tuned" if countries have enough data to show farm handicaps.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 April 2018
The battle of the boardrooms will commence this week as co-op boards set milk prices. The Ornua purchase price index is down for March.
By Odile Evans on 12 April 2018
As fodder shortages continue around the country, Shannon Airport has offered to bring forward its grass cutting date.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 12 April 2018
Deputies at the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee have called on the Minister for Agriculture to introduce a meal voucher scheme and low cost loans.
By Odile Evans on 12 April 2018
The potato trade continues to remain positive, with buyers continuing to look for premium product.
By Eleanor McBennett on 12 April 2018
The Commissioner for Agriculture is taking the first concrete legislative steps to protect primary producers from retailer exploitation.
By Pat O'Toole on 12 April 2018
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