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The IFA has highlighted a series of unfair trading practices by retailers to the European Commission.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 17 November 2017
'EU growth will allow increased CAP funding' – Healy
While the dominant EU discourse is to prepare for a drop in CAP funding, IFA president Joe Healy advocated an increased budget before an Oireachtas committee this Wednesday.
By Thomas Hubert on 15 November 2017
The son of Tipperary north IFA chair Tim Cullinan has been missing since 2 November.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 16 November 2017
Farmers in south Donegal are facing into a long winter, with stock already hosued for three months and silage supples gone on some farms.
By Adam Woods on 16 November 2017
Half of septic tanks and private wells fail inspections
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published new figures showing increasing numbers of private water works failing to comply with regulations, with the IFA calling for remedial funding.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 November 2017
The refusal of policymakers to be guided by science rather than NGO stridency is striking and difficult to explain.
By Matt Dempsey on 09 November 2017
Fears of 30% harvest drop as glyphosate future remains uncertain
The debate over glyphosate-based weedkillers hit national airwaves ahead of a new EU vote on its re-authorisation due by the end of this month.
By Thomas Hubert on 13 November 2017
Cattle prices need to rise, hen harrier scheme needs to move forward, timber survey results.
By Contributor on 16 November 2017
Son of Tipperary north IFA chair missing
Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Stephen Cullinan from Ballmackey, Co Tipperary.
By Patrick Donohoe on 10 November 2017
Citizens' Assembly recommends climate tax on farming
The Citizens' Assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favour of a tax on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, a suggestion rejected by the IFA.
By Thomas Hubert on 05 November 2017
Farm organisations react to tractor test climbdown
On Wednesday, it was announced that plans for an NCT-style tractor test would be shelved. Here's what farm organisations had to say on the news.
By Amy Forde on 02 November 2017
The lack of female representation at senior level on farm organisations was highlighted as a major issue at the Women & Agriculture Conference last Thursday.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 02 November 2017
The lack of female representation at senior level on farm organisations was highlighted as a major issue at the Women & Agriculture Conference.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 31 October 2017
Women and Ag: Should gender quotas be introduced in farm organisations?
Hannah Quinn-Mulligan reports from the Women and Agriculture conference in Co Carlow.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 27 October 2017
Women and Ag: 'One woman representing all the women in this room is criminal'
Kilkenny woman Joan Fitzpatrick gets tough on the IFA at the Women and Ag conference.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 01 November 2017
The Regional Veterinary Lab in Sligo has collected a lot of blood samples and examined a lot of carcases over years. It celebrated its 50th anniversary last week.
By The Dealer on 26 October 2017
Glyphosate ‘vital’ to tillage farming – McGuinness
Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness, Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson and the IFA give their opinions on the European Parliament voting to ban glyphosate.
By Amy Forde on 24 October 2017
The publication of the first Smart Farming Progress Report shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
Stamp duty for active farmers should be blanket rate of 2%, insists IFA
The controversial increase of stamp duty to 6% in Budget 2018 was the biggest issue at the IFA’s executive council meeting on Thursday.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 12 October 2017
IFA chief economist Rowena Dwyer assesses the Budget 2018 impact on farmers.
By Contributor on 12 October 2017
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