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Land Ownership

The French have long had a policy of blocking foreign takeovers of important, domestic companies.
By Matt Dempsey on 01 August 2017
A maize shortage and land ownership tensions are at the centre of the competition between candidates for Kenya’s August presidential election. Thomas Hubert reports from Nairobi.
By Thomas Hubert on 30 June 2017
The question of banning pension drawing farmers from qualifying for direct payments is trick territory.
By Matt Dempsey on 20 April 2017
Michael Tobin has recently returned from working in New Zealand. He highlights some of the differences in agricultural policy and mind-set between the two countries and suggests changes for Ireland.
By Contributor on 14 January 2017
Farmer anger over Irish Water's Shannon-Dublin pipe plan
Farmers and farm organisations have reacted with anger to the news that Irish Water's preferred pipeline route from Shannon to Dublin will affect them and their land.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 14 November 2016
A weekly selection of global news stories that impact demand, supply and prices.
By Lorcan Allen on 08 September 2016
There is a good future for Irish dairy farmers but the days of herds with less than 100 cows are running out, an agricultural adviser has said.
By Patrick Donohoe on 11 July 2016
Legislation is being approved by the Assembly to close the NIRO to new small-scale wind installations from Thursday (30 June).
By Peter McCann on 30 June 2016
Renewable wind energy incentive in NI to close this week
The Northern Ireland Renewable Obligation (NIRO) for small-scale wind projects will close to new applications on Thursday, Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has announced.
By Peter McCann on 27 June 2016
Reminder: 31 May last day to make BPS amendments
Amendments can be made to an applicant's BPS without penalty up to 31 May 2016.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 31 May 2016
The winners of the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards have just been announced. Aidan Brennan catches up with the Waikato regional winners.
By Aidan Brennan on 19 May 2016
"Can we avoid a 21st-century style land grab and plantation whereby land ownership in Ireland is transferred to foreigners?" - Anna Kavanagh, Corracorkey, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.
By Letters to the Editor on 14 April 2016
Teagasc launches Farming and Rural Life 1916 commemoration event
Teagasc launched their Farming and Rural Life 1916 event this week as part of agriculture’s contribution to the celebrations of the 1916 rising.
By on 05 March 2016
"Support for active productive farmers" - Chris Fox, Lower Calary, Bray, Co Wicklow.
By Letters to the Editor on 24 December 2015
Aidan Brennan reports from New Zealand, where he met a young couple who have adapted the share-milking agreement to grow their equity.
By Aidan Brennan on 03 December 2015
At Macra na Feirme's annual agricultural conference last weekend, young farmers got the opportunity to hear from European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan first-hand.
By Odile Evans on 29 October 2015
The French government has said farmers could transfer existing leases with their references and entitlements attached, allowing many start-up farmers to draw higher payments than previously thought.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 April 2015
Bill O'Keeffe is a Nuffield Scholar and farms at Clara Co. Kilkenny with his father Philip and uncle Matt. They supply Glanbia Co-op with a herd of spring calving pedigree British Friesian cows.
By Bill O'Keeffe on 05 March 2015
Questions to consider for Irish farming following Budget 2015
William Considine says Irish farming is a lot like a three-legged stool - if you let any of the legs weaken, then you can "come a cropper".
By William Considine on 10 November 2014
Women & Agriculture conference kicks off in Meath
The Women & Agriculture conference got off to an interesting start with speakers focusing on the changing role of women in farming.
By Aisling Hussey on 22 October 2014
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